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The Nose Knows [Mar. 15th, 2009|09:17 am]
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We went to see the trailer. It's almost perfect except it has the smell that's been in almost all the trailers we've looked at. It's a sharp chemical smell that might well be headache and nausea inducing and I worry that it's indicative of some bad chemical outgassing. I can't tell if I'm overreacting or being justifiably cautious. I wouldn't want to spend over 30k on a trailer, move me, my kid and all my stuff into it and then discover that living in it makes me sick.

But it's so close to perfect. I'm thinking about it. I told the sellers I'd let them know by Monday afternoon.

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After we looked at the trailer, we went to Tiny Texas Houses. The houses are really cool and the space is much more livable than I had imagined. But they are really set up for one person or a close couple, not for a mother and son. Also most of them smelled musty to both me and G. But they were cute as could be. Click the photo below to see a slide show from our visit.

 

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-03-15 04:16 pm (UTC)
Modern trailers are mostly built of plastics and fiberglass, interiors finished in artificial stuff that does outgas. If you can keep the windows open a lot, much of that will dissipate, but the source is still with you.

Do remember, whether with trailer or tiny house, you must have solid tiedowns. I do not want to be the one identifying your bodies when a big windstorm dumps your trailer somewhere else, like in the river.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2009-03-15 06:40 pm (UTC)
I'll do my best not to provide you with that opportunity in spite of the fact that I know the writer in you would be utterly fascinated by the actual experience of identifying a body or two.
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[User Picture]From: amysn
2009-03-16 12:20 pm (UTC)
:-) LOL
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[User Picture]From: ginmar
2009-03-15 05:02 pm (UTC)
I am so jealous now.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2009-03-15 06:37 pm (UTC)
I thought of you the whole time I was there. If you ever come to visit I'll take you there.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2009-03-16 04:43 am (UTC)
Forget tiedowns. Pontoons and a parachute. Or something like that. I love the tiny houses although it looks like you bathe in a whiskey barrel but they have a gigantic fitness room. They are sweet looking though.
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[User Picture]From: viverra2
2009-03-16 12:22 pm (UTC)
I love the tiny houses! Especially when it looks like you are approaching a little village of tiny houses.
They are a lot like the <http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/>Tumbleweed houses </a>but the Tubleweed ones also have an option for an add-on bedroom. Maybe Texas Tiny Houses will make you one with the kitchen/bath arranged so there can be a door to an addition. Or maybe get one tiny house with bells and whistles (ie bath and kitchen) and a second tiny tiny one without, as a second bedroom, and attach them with a breezeway. Tumbleweed has some tiny tiny ones that are trailerable; does TTH?

PS I replied yesterday but it didn't show up. And now I'm being asked if I am a human. Something new?
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