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Old 10-12-2005, 09:28 AM   #1
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a different kind of RV from Christopher Deam

http://www.cdeam.com/

this is really gorgeous--and an RV so planning regulations don't apply.

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Old 10-12-2005, 09:46 AM   #2
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Elegant but simple. I like it. Perfect for a single person or a couple with no kids. Wouldn't that be perfect on a lot with a scenic outlook?
$45k is very modest for a home or getaway cabin.
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:52 AM   #3
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There are a number of architects that have similar products on the market. It is really great that there are well designed, affordable architectural "homes" that are being produced for the mass market.

Frank Lloyd Wright is often considered the greatest architect in American history and he designed a home for the middle class and I think nearly every great architect since has designed an architecturally significant prototype for middle class so that the average American wouldn't have to live in cookie-cutter homes. Unfortunately, they never seem to catch on. Most Americans want traditional homes, not cutting edge design. But at least they are out there at an affordable price for those who do!
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:22 PM   #4
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Neat mobile home! I could see that on a nice lot somewhere with a view. I imagine it would get cold inside with all those windows - I wonder how you'd keep the heat in in winter. Otherwise I can't imagine a more beautiful place to sit and enjoy a snowy view. The details page mentions an optional sleeping loft - I wonder what that would look like?

If you follow the link on that page back to Breckenridge main site (US version), there is a survey about it, and more pictures.

Cool find, Zoe!
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Old 10-12-2005, 01:34 PM   #5
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VERY COOL! Although soooo boxy...wish it could have just a bit more exterior flow...Would look great with a Scion parked next to it.
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It'd be my luck that they'd put them in a park somewhere, 10' apart with the windows facing the windows of the next unit... and they'd leave off the sun shade option!

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Old 10-12-2005, 01:56 PM   #7
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In the survey they asked if you'd want one in a park, or on private land - duh! I've lived in a mobile home park, and lets just say that would not be the handiest layout for most parks I've seen, unless you enjoy gazing on the neighbor's blue tarp (and that's the best view I can think of)!

We looked at buying land and putting a mobile home down before we bought our house (for less money we probably could have had a bigger mobile home than the house we ended up with), but there are a surprising lot of hurdles to putting down a mobile home. A lot of areas don't allow them at all (and I'm talking about acerages in the unincorporated county areas, where you think no one would care). The county wouldn't care how cool it was, a mobile home is still a mobile home.
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Old 10-12-2005, 03:41 PM   #8
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Where is the fireplace? I envision this concept as a second home in the mountains (Breckenridge comes to mind). So a fireplace to warm up around, after a day of skiing would be nice.
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Old 10-12-2005, 05:46 PM   #9
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Technically, is all premanufactured housing considered a mobile home in some states?

From the description at the site, I get the impression that this is "delivered housing" rather than a mobile home.

The construction method, of course, should tell. Is it built like a narrow house or a mobile home? (It looks pretty attractive to me.)

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Depends on the state...and the county

Lamar,
In NC it would be considered a park model and comes under a different set of standards...at the moment. We had someone with the great idea of using park models for student housing at a small local university...until the county/state decided they did not meet Mobile Home codes...so there are about 50 homeless students and a small park full of park models...

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I think in WA all prefab homes are treated the same as mobile homes, which are very different than RVs. That probably differes from state to state, or even by county.
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Speaking of cdean, (close but not the same as this thread!), did anything ever come of the search for his stolen ccd? We heard a lot for a while, then nothing. ?????? About this park model, neat! Fits into that simplification mode that I crave, but don't seem to achieve. How is this fitted for 4 season-COLD weather living?
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It would probably make a good booth at a flea market, if it wasn't so overpriced. Must have taken at least an hour to architecturally design.
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It is overpriced, for what it is, at $112.50 a square foot. You can have a site built home put up for $60-100 a square foot. Manufactured homes are around $40 a square foot, and seem to be better built than some site built homes they are building in our neighborhood now.
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