Many of you know that I am personally interested in building micro homes due to the all around savings in money, materials, and operating costs. I am constantly searching for ways to get the costs down so as to make these tiny homes available to all people in spite of their income bracket. Well I have had suffered three strokes since the first of the year 2011 and do not have enough time anymore to write all the articles that I would like. So I have solved the problem by finding articles that are already written that I think will fill the bill and provide you with links to those web sites. I am not taking credit for the articles. I am simply pointing you to them. I think that every small home should have a full or raised ranch type basement. It only makes sense to have a warm place for your utilities so they will not freeze. It can also provide extra living space if planned properly. I believe that Treated lumber foundations have been vastly overlooked. Here is a link that will point you in the right direction. http://www.doityourself.com/stry/treated-wood-foundations-explained
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