What Is The Tiny Homes Movement?

THE TINY HOMES MOVEMENT ISGAINING SOME STEAM IN BIG AREAS, INCLUDING THE BAY AREA.

WHAT ARE TINY HOMES? WHY ARE THEY GETTING SOPOPULAR? WELL, THEY ARE LITERALLY THESETINY HOMES THAT PEOPLE CAN HITCH ON THE BACK OF TRUCKS,AND THEY ARE ABOUT 200 ñ 300 FT.

?, AND COST ABOUT20 ñ $50,000, DEPENDING ON THE MODEL YOUDECIDE TO PURCHASE.

THEY ARE MOBILE, AND LET'S SHOWSOME PICTURES.

THEY ARE CUTE.

I LOVE HOW THEY THINK THIS IS ANEW PHENOMENON.

IT'S JUST REBRANDED.

YOU KNOW WHAT WE USED TO CALLTHAT? WE USED TO CALL THAT A TRAILERPARK WHEN WE HAD A BUNCH OF THOSE TOGETHER.

THAT'S A TRAILER, THAT'S WHATTHAT IS.

IT'S JUST A MUCH BETTER LOOKINGTRAILER.

YEAH.

I THINK IT KIND OF LOOKS GOOD.

THEY DO, THEY DO LOOK GOOD.

THIS DOCUMENTARY THAT I'VE BEENRANTING AND RAVING ABOUT ON THE SHOW, MINIMALIST, THEY FEATURETHESE HOMES IN A SECTION OF THE DOCUMENTARY.

AND IT'S CUTE, I DON'T KNOWHOW REALISTIC IT IS FOR A COUPLE WHO WISHES TO HAVE AKID.

USUALLY WHEN THEY FEATUREPEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THESE HOMES, IT'S ONE PERSON, OR IT'S ACOUPLE, AND THEY ARE USUALLY HIPPIES AND THEY ARE LIKE, YEAHWE LOVE IT, I DON'T NEED ANYTHING.

AND THEN THEIR TOILET IS LIKE,A COMBUSTIBLE TOILET, WHICH SOUNDS HORRIBLE.

BUT LOOK, I DON'T KNOW, TO EACHHIS OWN.

MAYBE THAT'S FOR YOU.

BUT, LIKE, THESE HOMES ARE LIKE$50,000 IN SOME CASES.

ISN'T THAT ABSURD? YEAH, SO THAT GOES TO MY POINT,WHICH IS, LOOK: WHEN I HAD NO MONEY, I LIVED IN MIAMIAND I'M A $24,000 A YEAR, I LIVED IN A STUDIOAPARTMENT.

IT WAS SHOW-SHOW.

EVEN SMALLER THAN THESE HOUSES.

AT THE TIME, IF YOU HAD GIVENME ONE OF THESE I WOULD BE LIKE, I MADE IT.

LOOK AT THIS.

ACTUALLY IN THAT TINY LITTLEPLACE HAS A LIVING ROOM AREA, WITH A TINY TV NEXT TOTHE KITCHEN.

IT HAS TWO UPSTAIRS, YOURBEDROOM ON THE LEFT, AND THEN KIND OF LIKE A READING ROOM ONTHE OTHER SIDE, WHICH IS WHAT YOU CAN SEE IN THAT PICTURE.

I WOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE, THIS ISTHE LAP OF LUXURY, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? IT'S MUCH BETTER THAN MY CRAPPYOLD APARTMENT IN MIAMI.

ON THE OTHER HAND, IDIDN'T HAVE $50,000 TO BUY IT, BECAUSE I WAS POOR.

NOW, IN SAN FRANCISCO, THEPRICES ARE SO OUT OF HAND FOR PROPERTY.

YOU KNOW THAT A TEARDOWN ISNOW AROUND $1 MILLION IN SAN FRANCISCO? I DO KNOW THAT.

A HOUSE THAT IS IN SO ñIN SUCH BAD SHAPE THEREFORE TO TEAR IT DOWN, I'LL GIVE YOU $1MILLION FOR IT.

BECAUSE OF THE PROPERTY.

BECAUSE OF THE LOCATION AND THELAND.

SO YEAH, YOU ARE SEEING THISHAPPEN AND A LOT OF MAJOR CITIES, AND AS A RESULT THEREARE TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF TRENDS POPPING UP: PEOPLE AREMOVING FARTHER AND FARTHER AWAY FROM WORK, BECAUSE THEYCAN'T AFFORD TO LIVE ANYWHERE NEAR THE CITY.

SO FOR INSTANCE, IN LOS ANGELESYOU ARE SEEING A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF GROWTH IN AREAS LIKEBAKERSFIELD.

AND THESE PEOPLE WORK IN LOSANGELES, BUT THEY LIVE IN BAKERSFIELD.

THEY LIVE IN BAKERSFIELD.

THEY LIVE THERE.

AND THEN THEY DRIVE TO WORKEVERY DAY.

NO BUT THEY LIVE THERE.

IT'S ABSURD, IT'S ABSURD.

IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA,BAKERSFIELD IS QUITE A CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE FROM LOSANGELES.

THAT IS A MISERABLE DAY ñ THAT IS A MISERABLE DRIVE EVERYDAY, BACK AND FORTH.

SO EITHER YOU'RE GOING TO BEIN A LITTLE TRAILER, OR YOU'RE GOING TO DRIVE 17 HOURS A DAY, SO YEAH, THESEPRICES ARE KILLING US.

NOW THAT I'M OLDER, I DON'TKNOW HOW I COULD FIT MY FAMILY INTO THAT, I MEANYOU'RE GOING TO FEEL AWFULLY CLAUSTROPHOBIC IN THAT LITTLEHOUSE.

THIS GOES ALL THE WAY BACKAROUND TWO, OH MY GOD THE REPUBLICANS WERE RIGHT, THEYARE PUTTING US IN HOBBIT HOMES.

BUT WE ARE PARTIALLY BEING PUTIN HOBBIT HOMES BECAUSE OF A SYSTEM THEY SET UP.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW THISCONSPIRACY THEORY, THIS WAS ON TED CRUZ'S WEBSITE, THAT AGENDA21 FROM THE UNITED NATIONS IS GOING TO DRIVE US INTO THECITIES, AND AWAY FROM OUR FREEDOM AND LIBERTY, AND INTOLITTLE HOBBIT HOMES ñ THEY LITERALLY CALLED THEM HOBBITHOMES ñ BECAUSE OF THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA, MAN.

NO, WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED WASTHAT REPUBLICANS GAVE SUCH GIANT TAX CUTS TO THE RICH,THAT IT DROVE UP PROPERTY HOUSES, SO WE ARE FORCED TOLIVE IN HOBBIT HOMES BECAUSE WE CAN'T COMPETE WITH ALL THEMONEY THE ENORMOUSLY WEALTHY HAVE IN BIG CITIES LIKE SANFRANCISCO.

WANTING TO BUY IS ONE THING, IGET IT, IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE MONEY YOU CAN'T BUY, TOUGH, BUTTHERE'S ALSO A BIG PROBLEM WITH RENTALS RIGHT NOW AS WELL.

WHEN YOU HAVE AN ECONOMICMELTDOWN, HOUSING CRISIS, WHAT DO THE WEALTHY DO? WHAT'S THE THING THAT DONALDTRUMP BRAGGED ABOUT? THEY SWOOP IN AND GRAB ALL THEFORECLOSURES.

WHOLESALE.

I WANT THAT HOUSE, I WANT THATHOUSE, I WANT THAT HOUSE.

THEY GRAB THEM BY THE.

AND THEN AFTER THAT THEY RENTTHEM OUT, IT'S A GREAT WAY OF MAKING MONEY.

AND THEN PEOPLE CAN'T AFFORD TOBUY HOMES, SO THERE'S A HUGE RENTER'S MARKET.

YOU HAVE THE WEALTHY, AND WHATARE THEY GOING TO DO? THEY ARE GOING TO FUCK YOU, ANDTHAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING.

WE'RE ALL GETTING FUCKED.

THEY'RE GOING TO FUCK YOU.

AND YOU'RE DRIVING ALL THE WAYIN FROM BAKERSFIELD.

YOU LIVE IN BAKERSFIELD, ANDYOU'RE GETTING FUCKED.

AGAIN, NOT ALL THE RICH, BUTMOST OF THE GUYS IN TRUMP'S CABINETS, THAT'S LITERALLY THEGAMES THEY WOULD PLAY.

THAT'S HOW THEY GOT WEALTHY.