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Malcolm Russell

I respect that there are a lot of variables at play here particularly with the fixtures or the quality of certain elements, the cantilever and whatever else, however, at $ 600,000 USD for 640 sq ft, land value not included this is pretty rich. WeeHouse make undoubtedly beautiful units but I wonder who now they are for. When I first encountered them, 10 years ago (?) I thought, great, here is a progressive approach to housing but now they look like something for the wealthy elite only. Tell me I am wrong. A sad aspect to design is that anything good is unaffordable so the world is replete with ugly pretentious colonial homes. Sadly I am full of dismay.

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Blue Wren

@Malcolm Russell I feel your pain. I have no problem with them producing an upmarket line, but if it's at the expense of their original charter of producing quality design on a budget then that is certainly a very retroactive step. When I look at the amazing things that are going on in the tiny house movement I have hope that common sense will return to creating simple homes that are beautiful and functional and that don't have to be enormous and full of cheap bling to make them liveable.

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Steve

@steve_footprint Blue and Malcom I'm with you both. The reality is that our homes, properties, and I will even say our countries are simply a commodity on the open market to foreign investors. They don't care about home sweet home, the welcome mat, nor where we have to move to, to find affordable housing. We work with our city planners, to design Smart homes for density and affordability. We put on the market homes that we know we can sell for much more, but placed on the market to meet our commitment. Many a times to be viewed as chumps when at a future date of the project, these homes are sold (re-branded) at 3-4x's the selling price or faced at 3-4x's the rental rate. Yet those who asked us to produce density and affordability cant protect the intent of our product in the after market.

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