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ecopal wrote:I recently decided that an old single family house is just not going to be the most energy efficient way to live in the city so I sold it and bought a condo. So far the heat usage is a fraction of what my home was and the square footage is the same. I don't know why more folks are not doing this. It seems like the obvious future for urban living. I bit of adjustment, I will admit, but we Americans need to start realizing we are going to have to start living like the rest of the world. Anybody else out there taking this plunge? Now I am looking for just a small piece of land for a garden.
Tyler_JC wrote:....If you don't believe that the world is going to crash next year (as some on this website have been predicting since...oh...I dunno...2004), then moving into the city could be a very smart decision. ....
heroineworshipper wrote:The single family house has become a novelty of the WWII generation. It's not practical anymore. Today there are more valuable things to spend $1 million on than a house. You can buy 3 suborbital space flights for the cost of a house. You can buy a fleet of airplanes. By forgetting about home owership U can have a life & save your fingernails. When the subprime mortgages went away, a lot of Calif*ahans turned away from home owership & discovered there was a lot more $1 million could buy than a roof.
ecopal wrote:... I just started to think the idea that all people need a free-standing house to heat and maintain in the era of diminishing resources was not sustainable. ...
You get on your bicycle, ride into town, and give the broken shovel to the town blacksmith to repair. Maybe you pay him with a bag of fresh tomatoes.max_in_wa wrote: And then, how are you going to make new metal tools once the shovels and rakes wear out?
mos6507 wrote:This is turning into yet another reubanization vs. suburban homestead argument. There are strong opinions in both camps and it's all riding on how the collapse actually plays out.
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