4Fathoms Designs These pages dedicated to designs and documentation associated with small Ideas. Book ideas and designs are a welcome addition to the bigger is better society we live in today. I will share and explore changes to life that give another option if you care to take it. My idea for small homes is based on physical life facts for 90% of the working population my designs are scaled and accommodations included for: As we age, eyesight and hearing are affected if we have spent our working life in industry. so building a home with more that 12' from audio/visual accessories makes little sense. Just as having a home without another half bath or without laundry facilities, when lifting heavy laundry bags and getting dressed for town most times makes no sense for seniors....Or most people for that matter. All my designs incorporate these features and the degree of luxury of the finish materials determines the overall costs as well as how many will be produced. We can feature the Silver Brushed Nickle on all fittings and metals as in our French Glenn model or we can take that another direction with just accessories and go to a Pagoda or Castilian theme....The location and styles will be almost equal in costs to a factory. We will always need kitchens and bathrooms which are static costs in ANY home. They can fluctuate with quality but they will always be in the formula. The main problem with all this is the OWNERS of factories do not live in what they build for the lower income or retirees....They have their McMansions in their Country Clubs usually and these factory's are just tools to generate spending money and power. They have been building virtually the same product for 35 years and have no desire to improve or even notice the Paradigm shift to smaller homes. We live in a time where our Ruling Class(KOCHGRESS) has seen fit to eliminate Interest Deductions for the housing of the poor and middle classes...Factory owners should have MAJOR ALARM BELLS going off. I could not have imagined a better opening for Alleyway, ADU and Mother-in-Law housing opportunity. Get out of hat big house by converting it to a business(rental) and live in the back yard in something you can care for as you age....Eventually your grand-kids might live in the big house and be your caregivers keeping the family units closer like most of the rest of the world does.
Designing and finding examples to present for creative peoples is a niche that needs to be filled one web page at a time. Social Media outlets like Facebook are not dependable due to the continuous censorship by the 1% and Russian screening of what is presented. Promoting small efficient housing has not been on he docket since the demise of the Farm Home program in the 1970's....But then we were a growing Industrialized Country and now we are a minimum wage service Plutocracy since 1980... We (as the poor and Middle Classes) need some sort of outlet and ability to share Ideas and the product of the paradigm shift to small homes that the 1% will never understand. WE don't need the costs and upkeep of McMansions that are the only thing presented for consumption....We want what Europe has....Homes that last and have character for CENTURIES not just the current five year plan...Mix or Match and get OUT of that box...YOU are the consumer, USE your power and buy and build what punches YOUR buttons.