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Old 12-24-2010, 11:41 AM   #29
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:42 PM   #30
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This house was chosen because of the lack of an HOA (and older houses are built of better materials, IMHO.) The rules here are that it can go anywhere on my land there is concrete and no easement.

That said, my neighbors on both sides have been consulted about where I should store the Airstream - one neighbor has issues with it, but the other is happy for us to let the newly laid driveway encroach onto their land if it helps me with clearances. They're awesome!

In an unrelated note, it is raining today for the first time in 96 days. Yay central Texas drought!
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Old 12-24-2010, 05:38 PM   #31
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:19 PM   #32
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Maybe plant some bamboo between the AS and the neighbors house. It will buffer the fence line.
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:51 PM   #33
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:23 PM   #34
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Now needs a whirligig on the roof. Directional. Squeaky.

I agree with the bamboo idea (in the end). Have neighbors who planted a non-spreading variety that stands around 8' tall.
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:46 PM   #35
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The bamboo is great, now I can't see my neighbor's ancient boat anymore,
but I like the whirligig....
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:09 AM   #36
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DO NOT intentionally plant bamboo - it is all encroaching plant that will not stay in the intended area and you won't ever be able to get rid of it without earth-moving equipment (not to mention the spider mites which live on the underside of the leaves).
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:10 AM   #37
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Maybe you could put up some framework and plant some fast growing vines, like hops. Then your neighbors will be happy because they can't see the AS and you'll be happy because you'll be drunk on home made beer! Hops really is a pretty, fast growing vine that covers a trellis relatively quickly, even in the north country. It's not invasive like some bamboos. It is perennial - I have one on the side of our wood shed.

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Old 12-27-2010, 11:21 AM   #38
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Here is a photo of mine beside my house. One neighbor did ask why I didn't park it in the barn. I told him I would gladly do that if it were possible, but the sliding door track and important framing are 6" too low.

I don't think he had a problem with the AS parked there. It just looks like it would fit in the barn at first glance. No, I didn't find out the hard way. No HOA and checked all county and zoning stuff before buying it. Next house will have a barn with a taller door though.

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Old 12-27-2010, 11:48 AM   #40
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Well, I'm here to tell you that living in the country isn't a fool-proof way of not having issues with the neighbors about the AS. We own 22 acres, live on a dead-end road, the closest neighbor on the West side is approx. three miles away; East side three or four miles away, South side 400-500 feet away; and the North side approx. 1000 feet. This neighbor on the North side told me that she uses binoculars to see what is going on at our house and to see who is visiting us. I have a small business and studio in our home, custom home furnishings. I do consultations in my client's homes, so I have virtually no foot traffic at my studio for the business except the rare visit from a designer. One time I had the sewing machine repairman delivering new machines, and she told me she used the binoculars to see who he was and what it said on the side of his van. She was upset.

Our township does not have an ordinance against campers, but it does have against mobile homes which are being lived in full-time, that is new ones -- if you have had one for years and are grandfathered in, you must immediately replace it or lose the grandfathering.

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Old 12-27-2010, 11:54 AM   #41
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The lesson here is to research municipal bylaws, not just HOA rules. In this instance, it would appear that municipal bylaws were indeed a factor, otherwise the officer wouldn't have threatened the original poster with a $1000 fine. Had he done his research before assuming it was okay to park his trailer in the lane, he may not have gotten the neighbor upset in the first place. Now, it seems, he may have continued problems with these people, which is unfortunate. Hopefully it can get resolved without legal action. Good luck.
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:13 PM   #42
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Cameron,

I respectfully disagree. Some neighbors are just irrational or very controlling. They feel that the control they have over their property extends to limiting what neighbors do, or what happens on a public highway. It's easy to dismiss these people as "busybodies" but some of them can be quite malicious, or very emotionally involved in their need to control their environment.

In this case, the neighbor was "in tears" about this, and if it hadn't been this, they would have found something else to complain about.
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