Monthly Archives: January 2015

No iHouse? No Problem

Our top choices today are TimberCab by FABCAB and Element by BLU. Both nicely thought out, smart finishes, good sizes. Both fabricated in a controlled environment for reduced waste and more efficient and rapid build and completion in the field. Both seem well insulated and sealed.

The TimberCab has better proportions for us with 30′ X 35′ sides. The 30′ short side allows us good margins for garage doors placement below.

Five years ago, two years into full-timing, we announced our affair with iHouse. Not enough of you bought it. Our time to buy still was ahead. And Clayton Homes no longer offers the iHouse. S’okay, lots of choices.

There’s nothing wrong with our current manufactured house, nor with our lifestyle. In fact, we love it. We’ve always enjoyed browsing floorplans. Window shopping doesn’t require committing prematurely. Someday we may want a house in NC. P’haps we’ll know what it may look like.

A favorite question we get is, “Do you still love full-timing?” Easy to answer – “YES.” Explanation – “We’re still living the dream. When we don’t love living and traveling full-time in our Airstream we can make a change.”

We like manufactured and panel-built prefabricated options. The TimberCab homes and BLU homes are two attractive examples. Others you know of?

Chilly in Corpus Christi

Contemporary Small House – Airstream

You never know what’ll turn up under the next rock. Debbie and I are enjoying our eighth year of full time living in our 25′ Airstream trailer. We love living on the road, able to travel where and when we want.

A year ago we closed on a nice piece of land. Now we wonder how small a house we can afford to build. Browse the web with different key words for search terms, and you may find an endless array of hits. How many floorplans do we need for enough choice?

We keep looking. The iHouse isn’t offered anymore. Still, there are enough new options to keep us looking. Sometimes we find really stupid hits on the Internet. On the other hand, we get lucky too. Look what we found today when we searched “contemporary small homes”:

Pretty cool. We should get one, right?

Hanging out in Corpus Christi for the month