I build tiny house communities. Legality is the greatest problems yet it's all booming regardless.
Really good documentary.
Of course it depends very much on the perspective.
Is it a matter of cost to go for Tiny Houses? Obviously tiny houses are much cheaper, but come with downsides.
Is it a matter of luxury to go for Tiny Houses? Tiny houses can be easily set up in remote locations, where off grid is not a drawback, but a feature.
Don´t know about the situation in the Americas. Here in Europe the legal situation is certainly more difficult. It is not a matter of living off grid. That is possible and is no limitation. It is more matter of permanent residence. You simply can´t set up a tiny house, a trailer, a shack somewhere in the woods and start living there.
Some years ago i was offered to buy a little forest with a hunting cabin on the property. That cabin (65 square meter) was quite well equipped with water and electricity supplies and a 3 chamber sewage composting system. But - but you were not allowed to live there permanently. Just an overnight or weekend stay was allowed. I didn´t buy the cabin because at that time my youngest son thought it was not worth while because of lack of communication infrastructure (no internet, no cell phone connectivity). For me that lack would have been a luxury treat, but it is always a matter of perspective.
In Germany we have another type and use of "tiny house". We have "Schrebergarten" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allotment_(gardening)
These lots are crowded with tiny houses. But again, people are not allowed to stay there permanently. The shacks have no legal address.
Most of those Schrebergarten colonies were set up on cheap public properties, sometimes very close to city centers, mostly close to railroad tracks. An innocent foreign traveller by RR could get the impression that people over here live in very poor housing conditions, but these tiny houses are only luxurious shelters for home gardening in addition to appartment buildings and condos.
I got a two 2 year government grant to build tiny houses in BC Canada. Longer than anyone I know of. Started building with hempcrete was hassled by the RCMP and local marijuana growers with a shotgun. Then replace these houses with aircrete material the housing material of the future. After 15 years of pioneering tiny houses, finally see the light with tiny castle without the hassle.
I have no idea or vision how to build tiny house communities in europe without the greatest hassles.
US has near the same unemployment as Germany. Although they have 6 times more homeless people in Germany. I did not see homeless people out into the streets or tent cities like the US. LA homeless kind of reminded me of my travels to India in the 70s where the hospitals patients were emptied out in the streets. I could see a woman giving birth and a man dying on the street at the same time.
Where are all these German homeless people living ?
.... Where are all these German homeless people living ?
Firstly there is no official count of homeless people. In G. the definition is: "homeless is someone without legal address". Obviously you can´t count what is not officially legal. Haha.. Having said this there is only a minority (10 - 15%) of homeless, who actually live on the street, this French clochard or Russian bomsh thing.
For these homeless people a tiny house is never an option. On the contrary: In Germany the anticipation is more that tiny houses are a luxury thing.
Even though cost may be low, there are no established ways of financing. Normally mortgage financing is linked to property. If you are remote and mobile, no ground, no property, no financing, not even any government financial assistance to be expected. To buy a house in G. it is much easier to get a regular house with regular mortgage than buy a tiny house cash. It is even easier to buy an RV (some 4 times more expensive), because for RVs you get loans.
I would bet that 90% of people interested in tiny houses are young, environmental enthousiasts with enough cash support from their parents to buy a house. The idea: small house - less resourced used - better for environment - fewer trees chopped - makes you feel good. I am no sure that this chain of logic is really well founded. Anyways: Tiny houses are luxury. Low income people will rent an appartment, if not downtown then somewhere cheaper in remote areas. We have good public transport and generally everything is much closer together in Europe than in the US or CA.
I find Germans really interesting, yet, their system has alot of lack of freedom for me. There is whole self run homeless US tiny house communities that are totally earn and own by themselves.
The way much of North America is buying up all the cheap houses. Then turning them around with jack up prices. The next generation will be slaves and own nothing in the future. This must change or WEF will gladly totally own us.
Yes, it is always a matter of perspective. Freedom is also a matter of perspective. Germans would really have an issue with speedlimits on the Autobahn, and about alcohol in public. Dutch have issues with narcotic drugs not being legal.
Homeless people and how they are treated by their respective governments is a socio political issue. The idea that the weakest in society must be protected is not very popular in the US, isn´t it? In G. we have it in our constitution. May suggest a lack of freedom, nanny state attitude, but it certainly keeps homeless off the streets.
Only - this has nothing to do with tiny homes, me think.
Now I better understand. I didn’t watch the whole video because it’s too long (and I’ve got other things I want to do). Nevertheless, it was obvious from what I saw that what you call ‘Tine House’ and ‘Tine House Communities’ in the UK and across Europe are known as ‘Mobile Homes’ and ‘Mobile Home Parks’.
The laws in the UK for a mobile home are that the maximum legal size is:
• Length = 65 feet
• Width = 22 feet
• Height = 10 feet
How Are Park Homes Built? https://youtu.be/HUiv15g6-Fs
Seven great reasons to live in a Park Home https://youtu.be/dbBOR9w-evQ
Also, it may interest you to know that in the UK, and across Europe, living off the grid is perfectly legal.
Living off Grid in the Woods in the UK https://youtu.be/zhkvZBI_vAY
I don't think that is right - the US has a great many mobile home parks, too, and they are not classified as "tiny homes". For one thing, they are much larger than the common "tiny home" (the maximum here is slightly larger, plus a third group that is 3 houses (36') wide rather than 2). Can't recall the last time I saw a "triple wide", though - perhaps they have died out. A 12X70 foot home is fairly common, as is that size doubled in width. Probably a result of wider roads here in the states.
But tiny houses are seldom if ever that 840 sq ft, and never double that. The typical "tiny home" is 100 to 400 sq ft. and rarely over 500.
Trailer home mostly are not designed for winter. Don't even want to compare a toxic rust bucket to a tiny house. Yes tiny houses are more in the 100 to 400 sqft. Range
After 15 years of pioneering these babies
Come to the new improve house, affordable for minimum wage persons. Much more pros than cons.
Pro and cons
My tiny houses 240 sq ft. vs
A Regular house
1. Easyer to resell house.10th cost for sale,
2. Energy efficiency solar, low cost.
3. Can help people live debt free & saving money
4. Accessible to camper supplies & minimum amount of furniture.
5. Less maintainance & repairs
6. No mortgaging. a house you own it doesn't own you.
7. If not liking the area or legal situation, If your neighbor sells his house who knows what your next neighbor will be like, you can leave if any serious doubts.
8.Very little hookup or legislatic cost.
9. More diversity & freedom .
10. More options of Land purchases. Buy a low cost fix her upper is a turn key for many other tiny house lots and community.
11, Less clutter, and more quality moments with family.
12. Taxes are very low as are water and other Utilities bill
13. Less (if any) yard to take care of.
14. Fresh means healthier cooking minimal waste food storage.
15. Quickly pick up and go whenever, wherever, truck towing service.
1. Don't have all utilities at your fingertips. (Water, Electric, sewer etc.
2. living in tight quarters can create unexpected problems
3.Empty a composting toilet
4. Not enough space to entertain inside or storage
5. Smaller bathroom & kitchen.
Unless you are selling only to rich people, you aren't building in American cities, where the homeless live, at all. Not with a zero mortgage after buying a $50,000 lot.
It's that lack of utilities, including sewer, that would keep me out. That and the tiny size: I live in my home, not in the town that surrounds it, meaning that the large majority of my time is spent at home rather than bar hopping.
I've started 15 years ago. Bought and sold 6 land properties in the pass. Built 9 tiny houses and sold, except MY own in Belize.
Renting a small house right now, man!!! is it very expensive (not a store in town) , no problem manufacturing tiny houses here. Got 5 offers from people who want to me to be their partner in a tiny house communities projects. Must be because of the covid scare. Just studying each one of them, before I decide.
With a second dwelling trailer or tiny house. I can add to an existing 1000 sq ft House.. around Nova Scotia I can find listed 10-15 minutes from a major town. About 3 or 4 a fixit uppers houses from $25000 to $50000 fully operational. Then build many tiny house community from that.
The trick is, don't call them tiny houses until you want to go big. Call it a studio a cabin anything except a house, then live in them anyway . Most Trailers in Canada people live in, yet they are not legal to live in. Its the craziest game I have ever played, finally I'm winning much better at.
Well, yep, living accommodation as small as you describe is, in the UK akin to caravans. The law in the UK is that it is illegal to live permanently in a caravan; albeit with an estimated 200,000 Gypsies (Roma (Romani people), Irish Travellers, and modern day drop-outs e.g. hippies) there are people in the UK who do live in caravans, and sometimes they do win the right from Local Governments to settle permanently on land, but more often than not they are eventually evicted.
UK Gypsy Travellers (Irish Travellers) in London: A Life on the Run https://youtu.be/jDgZuMCTmoA
Roma Gypsies settled on a legal gypsy site in the UK: https://youtu.be/T0RN_Mj893E
I was like a comic sand gypsy touring the continents for 3 decades and loved it. Their gypsy lifestyle on that video is terrible and their treated awfully.
The laws from my studies of europe tiny houses are more difficult in generally probably because Europe is very crowded. Most things are smaller anyways. In North America housing average 2300 square ft. Since 50% of house owners are single that's really supersize me size. These are dictated by wealthy greedy real estate corporations. Its always the greatest challenge for Healthy lifestyles for food, medicine and shelter. More homeless in Canada than there are Government public servants. In the US is worst with lack of shelters, tent cities in every major cities, and seniors living in RVs or vans across the nation.
I can make affordable housing for 90% of them, yet the extreme corrupted system won't allow me.
I highly doubt that 50% of house owners are single - I don't think I've ever met a single person that bought and owns their own house. A few that got the house when a marriage broke up, but no single person I've known in 70 years of living bought their own house. I'm sure there are some, but nowhere near that 50% figure.
Instead, shouldn't it be that 50% of homes are single people? And the large majority of those rent an apartment considerably small than 2300 sq ft - I would imaging that the average apartment in the country is under 1000 ft.
They are single that own a house or something like a condo. That's not to say they don't have a common law girlfriend or children.
Every woman I have dated the last 15 years, owns their own condo or house non attached to spouse. The boomers are the one with the biggest square foot over the adverage . Often enough their kids can't afford their place and move back home or traditionalist move back sometime.
My tiny houses mainly market youth couples or downsizing seniors. Probably you have mainly friends that are married.
Minimum wage is not a living wage for a most and my tiny houses are affordable to them. Or divorcees separated to their backyard with second dwelling tiny house settling the negotiations for the regular house. I remember as a kid they had tiny houses right out of a Sears catalog, folding beds, tables and ironing boards. The red tape today is insane.
And a condo is not a house - the average size is only about 1200 sq ft. 2300 is about the average for stand alone houses, making the average of houses and condos much, much smaller.
That's what I was saying; the average owned home (not house) is nowhere near what you said.
Ok, I won't mix apple and oranges.
Still regular houses vs a tiny houses for the market place for youth, very low incomes and minimum wage persons. My tiny houses are 15 pros for 5 cons vs. a regular house summary.
Man! your so strict, yet I like it
There are indeed pros and cons for a tiny house. But, IMO, the magnitude of those cons outweigh the pros; when you have a place to sleep that does not include water, electricity, heat or sewer it gets to be a pretty large con to me. We did that 1,000 years ago with lean-to's and teepee's - surely we can do better today.
While a tiny house offers better appearance than a tent, that's about all it offers.
After I living in 6 different off grid eco villages, how are people so blind to at par or more effective alternatives ways for energy, compost, and water.
If the only pro you got is a tiny house has a better appearance than a tent Than I fell more sorry for most people who are suffering over affordable housing. Also more determined, love a challenge.
Yep European houses can be small; ours built in the 1930’s, which is quite typical for a modest size British urban brick home is:-
• 864 square feet floor space
• The Front porch and back conservatory adds another 142, making the grand total floor space (excluding the loft) just over 1,000 square feet.
• Add the loft in and that increases to about 1,200 square feet in total.
Our back garden is 3,000 square feet, and our front garden is 600 square feet.
In the UK, We, and most people of our generation, own our own house, but due to mismanagement in the housing market by consecutive Conservative Governments since the 1980’s housing development hasn’t kept up with demand so most people in our son’s generation can’t afford to buy their own home; albeit the Conservatives are trying to rectify the problem with generous grants to first time buyers and changes to the law to allow various ‘right to buy’ schemes e.g. a system whereby young people can convert their rent into a mortgage and end up part owing, or fully owning their own property e.g. a friend of ours now lives in a house that’s half rented and which he half owns; with the legal option to buy out the other half any time in the future, if he can raise enough funds.
There is homelessness in the UK, but it’s not on the scale of the USA, or Canada, and most homeless people in the UK are homeless because they either fail to seek assistance and or are dropouts e.g. on drugs, mental illness etc.
And Yep, across Europe gypsies are not popular, and as such are treated with contempt wherever they go. Gypsy, Roma & Traveller discrimination in the UK: https://youtu.be/oSa0pBwcJwM
In the UK, since the Labour Government landslide victory in the 1945 General Election (Socialist Government) it’s been legal requirement by Local Governments to provide affordable ‘Social Housing’ for the homeless, and those in need e.g. if you become homeless, and present yourself to your Local Government in the area where you live, they then have a legal obligation to house you (Council Housing).
Interview with Harlow Council leader (local Government) as building of new council houses (Affordable, Government owned houses, for the homeless etc.) begins: https://youtu.be/3pJOCf63Kbo
New Council homes in North Manchester: https://youtu.be/O7i0owRwxjE
Actually, if one removes those that fail to seek aid and the dropouts, I doubt the US homeless problem is any worse in the US. There will always be some that have suddenly become homeless because of illness, job loss, whatever, but they don't stay there long.
It is the addicts, the mentally ill and those that simply don't accept the modern lifestyle that comprise the vast bulk of US homelessness.
I always got the impression that ghettos (shanty towns), where the poor lived on the fringes of society, were a common feature of the USA; or is that all just hype in the news media and on documentaries.
Your impression is right. From touring Europe and America several times the last 50 years as an athlete and artist.
I can say who studies homelessness and first hand experiences visiting homeless, it is much worst in America.
As a youth I only experienced seeing a homeless person as drunks in a back alley. Today, Its like the new plague, Ive been pioneering solutions for, the last 15 years. Plus for like minded, self sustainable tiny house communities.
My tiny houses are designed to connect together. Each unit is about 2000 pounds, easy on your roadways.
It seems that large cities all have their ghettos, their tent cities, of homeless people. Fall below 100,000 population, though, and nearly all of that goes away.
Again, though, I think we have to look at the reasons for those areas, and those reasons seem common in all developed countries.
Not counting most homeless who are not accounted for in the woods, cars RV, streets, barns even know a few who live in trees. If I was homeless, i wouldn't go to a diseases infected homeless shelters lower than a third world country. I hearsay half of them have covid, don't you think a tiny house gives them the oxymoron of social distancing? I rather take my chances catching covid than being homeless, the numbers are similar to deaths in the US.
Generally the last 5 years US homeless have increased. Where do these homeless people go other than to the over crowded cities. A tiny houses give these people chance of decency, locked door and all utilities, besides its international law that these basics are provided
All utilities? According to the figures you have been providing there isn't a chance that they have ANY utilities, let alone all of those considered necessary. Just the typical sewer hook up fee is more than you're saying the entire home costs.
Dominated the microgreens market in my county. Plus Pension makes it all easier, now.
Teaming up with a partner, just finalize it. She bought a fix it upper regular house for $70,0000 with full utilities out of town. It's a turn key starter for a few tiny houses to start with. Plus I stored a few 300watt solar systems for a few others.
, good for pumps, fans light, tec charging systems. Got a gas generator for laundry and power tools. Garden grey water systems are easy. Using worm compose systems are hardest to deal with yet gotten much better at. We will, rent or sell or have some local tenants. People are knocking down my doors for these babies, all in one year being here.
Mass heater, oven, stove all.? Or 85% of the house is aircrete. Gut feeling like I had starting the sand and snow sculpture industry 40 years ago. Its what I got my US green card with.
From what I had experienced travelling and what the stats say. I am incorrect wilderness.
European must of hidden their homeless very well. Experience is not always a reliable source. Mmmm.
European numbers of homelessness is worst than US. Imagine Canada homelessness per capita is 5 times worst the US. That is most horrible way to live in one of the most freezing countries in the world.
Yes, homelessness is an issue in all developed countries; but, it’s not so bad in Europe that we have ghettos like the USA.
Back in the 1980’s, Margaret Thatcher (Conservative Prime Minister at the time) closed the coal mines (for political reasons), denationalised all the main Industries and decimated (destroyed) heavy Industry; putting millions out of work; with the consequences that homelessness became a national crisis e.g. cardboard city in London.
London’s cardboard city, initially in 1983, 200 homeless people living in cardboard boxes under Waterloo Bridge in the Eastend of London, for 15 years until 1998 Cardboard City was Britain’s biggest homeless problem. Eventually, in 1998, the site was cleared for redevelopment and the 30 remaining homeless were offered Council Houses and Counselling.
As I previously stated, under British Law ‘Local Governments’ have a legal duty to provide housing to the homeless and those in need e.g. unemployed etc., (the Council House) so over the decades since the 1980s homelessness, as a major issue has largely been eradicated in the UK.
New Social Housing (for the low paid and unemployed) in Bristol: https://youtu.be/dGX09P0Ojlg
Below, street scene of Council Houses (Social Housing for deprived families) built by the Local Government in Bristol.
Funny, I did not see any tent cities ever when I tour Europe about 7 years ago. Must of went to hottest tourist spots. I had no clue europe was much worst for homeless than in North America. They should really loosen up about tiny house laws from what I'm studying.
I think you misread my comments; I was saying the reverse e.g. that their isn't a serious homeless problem in Europe. The cardboard city in London to which I referred was a temporary phenomena back in the 1990's; and even then it was only 200 homeless living in cardboard city.
You've also missed the point that to tackle the homeless problem the UK Government (Local Governments) build homes specifically for those who can't afford to rent or buy their own home; these homes being called 'Council Housing' (Social Housing).
I just discovered I hardly knew the homeless situation in europe at all. I talked out of turn. It's something the media and Government are ashamed of and hide the numbers, then increasing more their abusiveness toward them. Homeless groups who keep moving continues like gsysie in 10 to 40-c temperatures not allowed compose toilets, not allowed fires or heat in tents in the forest. Its like its cheaper to kill them programs.
On a per capita bases Canada has 5 time more homeless than the US in one of the coldest countries in the world.
Uk has more than twice the homeless than US. Germany per capita has 6 times more homeless than the US. Now stats can be funny business, yet by how much so? Its increasing everywhere, hardly anyone care. Many people are a few week paycheque away from homelessness.
We also have a system of social housing and not nearly enough of them with a really long waiting list. Your Brother is lucky.
Canada freezing temperatures is 6 or 7 months of the year. Still Canada has 5 times more homeless than the US per capita. Uk is more than double the US.
Castlepaloma, you do need to check your facts more carefully because contrary to whatever you’ve been reading, you’ve got things out of perspective with regards to the shortages of Council Housing.
Yes, there are really long waiting lists for Council Housing in the UK; and that is due to bad housing management by consecutive Conservative Governments since Thatcherism in the 1980s.
However, Council Housing are awarded on a points system e.g. the more urgent your need the higher up the queue you are, and the quicker you’ll get a Council House e.g. if you’re a single mum, evicted from your flat (Apartment) for not paying your rent, and you present yourself at your Local Government Offices, you’ll probably be given permanent accommodation almost immediately, with the minimum of delay because you are a top priority.
However, if you are 18 and single, and living at home with your parents, and request a Council House, you are at the bottom of the priority list and could (unless your circumstances change) be waiting years before the Local Government offers you a Council House.
So no my brother was not lucky, he qualified as a high priority case because he and his wife and child were living in one room (2nd bedroom) in his mother’s two bedrooms flat (Over Crowding, involving a mother and young child).
Castlepaloma, you do need to check your facts more carefully because contrary to whatever you’ve been reading there is far more homelessness in the USA than the UK:-
• In the USA there was an estimated 1.49 million Americans living in ‘Homeless Shelters’, and 578,424 Americans sleeping rough on the streets (Source 2014).
In contrast, in the UK as at December 2019:-
• In the UK there was a total of 280,517 homeless people, of which:-
o 236,610 people were in temporary accommodate supplied by Local Government’s pending the allocation of a Council House. The 236,610 people in temporary accommodation, waiting for a permanent Council House was made up of 93,490 family units, of which 42.7% were single adults and 57.3% were families.
o 18,317 living at home e.g. grown up children with their own families moving back in with their parents; overcrowded accommodation; thus qualifying for a Council House.
o 6,969 People sleeping on the streets (of which 2,292 were waiting for Local Government Assistance e.g. Living Accommodation in a Homeless Hostel).
o 18,621 Living in Temporary Accommodation supplied by Local Government, pending allocation of more permanent accommodation e.g. Council House.
So to sum up over half a million people sleeping rough on the streets of America, compared to less than 7,000 in the UK.
FYI Gypsies across Europe are not counted as homeless, because they live in caravans as their choice; it’s their lifestyle.
No, the US has not gone so far as to legislate laws requiring that the tax base provide housing for those that won't provide for themselves.
But it's coming; the liberals of the country are determined to provide that nanny state for everyone.
Yeah, Council Housing used to be a stigma in the UK e.g. if you came from a Council Housing Estate people knew you were from the lowest classes (dregs of society); but back in the 1980s Margaret Thatcher changed the law, so that all who live in a Council Housing can now convert their previous rent paid into deposit on the house and take out a small mortgage on the market value of the property for the remainder owed on the house.
Consequently, half of all Council Houses have now since become private homes, and the stigma of living on Council Housing Estates has gone because half the houses on the Estates are now private properties.
It makes it difficult for Local Government’s because they now have to constantly keep building Council Houses to keep up their ‘Social Housing’ Stock (to meet their legal requirements); so these days rather than building Council Housing Estates like they used to in the past, they often cut deals with private developers e.g. give private developers ‘planning permission’ to build ‘x’ number of private houses on a reclaimed site, in exchange for the private developer also building ‘x’ number of ‘Council Housing’ for the Government on the same Estate (mixed housing estates).
My brother got his Council House because he was living with his wife and child in a two bedroom flat (Apartment in American English) with his mother (overcrowding). Since then, because he was a dustman (which I think is Refuse or garbage collector in American English) he was eventually able to convert his Council Rent into a mortgage deposit, and buy the house on a low mortgage.
When I got married, we bought our first home (a two bedroom terrace) on a mortgage, and when we decided to move up market e.g. to a three bedroom semi-detached, we bought an ex-Council House because it suited our needs.
Yep, I know you don’t agree with the ‘Nanny State’, but it seems to work e.g. homeless, unemployed people can’t afford to rent or buy a roof over their heads are given a House by the Government (Council House), and the Government pays the rent on the house until such time as the occupants better themselves e.g. get a job and can afford to pay their own bills; then at a future date, when the occupants become more affluent, they buy that house from the Local Government. The Local Government then has to build more ‘Social Housing’, which seems a never ending circle, and some of the local taxes we pay go towards that cost, which is the bit that no doubt you don’t like, but it’s a system that’s operated successfully for decades, and in the process it’s help millions of deprived people to get off the streets, and eventually a high percentage of them making something of their lives, which they wouldn’t otherwise have been able to do if it wasn’t for the ‘Nanny State’ when they most needed it e.g. a single mum in a Council House, living opposite us, took advantage of the ‘Nanny State’ to get a free education at University, passed her university degree in ‘Business Administration’ and is now earning a living as a fully qualified ‘Accountant’.
Below, photo of my brother’s Council House, which he has since bought off of his Local Government, and now owns outright.
That's why my tiny houses community are vitaly important. It's designed to teach people how to fish rather than giving them a fish, like the nanny State, then they will be happy for it. Unlike the WEF world leaders proposal that you own nothing and you will be happy.
That's where you misunderstand the Nanny State. In a Nanny State, we look after our underprivileged, as far as possible. Even if they don't have money in the Nanny State they are given the bare essentials for survival, and more e.g. a roof over their head, heating clothing and food, free education, free healthcare (but then again, healthcare is free to all in the UK anyway); and skills training, to help the underprivileged in finding decent paid work.
It may not be a perfect system, but at least it helps people who have fallen onto hard times an opportunity to get back onto their feet, and support themselves; as opposed to just turning you backs on the underprivileged on the typical Northern American attitude of "Every man for himself" and "Survival of the Fittest".
I know which system I prefer; a system where I know there's Government support if ever I fell on hard times e.g. the European way.
It wouldn't matter much if your medical is free like our also in Canada, if one is homeless. I would rather risk having covid with 99.98 survival rate. If I was homeless, my life would be cut in less than half life span. More than double UKs homeless compare to debatable UK covid deaths.
England's system for taking care of homelessness for the unsheltered homeless has increased by more than 250 percent since 2010. Per capita homeless in UK is more than twice than of the US. We are all in the same boat.
Don't know about covid in UK homeless shelters, yet in Canada its reporting half the homeless have covid even with masks and social distancing. No wonder the homeless take to the streets when their health conditions is below third world standards and your tiny amount of stuff is always threatened.
Much more affordable system is a tiny house communities for homeless. Plus much better distancing people and locking your doors from desperately poor thieves.
Castlepaloma; you are totally wrong on a number of counts e.g. you’re very sloppy on checking your facts.
#1 Per capita homelessness is NOT twice than that of the USA.
• USA Homeless e.g. those without permanent residence (living in temporary accommodation) = 1.49 million people.
• USA Homeless, sleeping on the streets = 578,424 people.
• UK homeless e.g. those without permanent residence (living in temporary accommodation) = 280,517 people.
• UK homeless, sleeping on the streets = 6,969
Per Capita in USA & UK, for homeless people living in temporary accommodation it’s about a same e.g. UK population 5th of size of USA, and number of homeless people living in the UK is about a 5th of that of the USA.
However, when comparing those ‘Sleeping on the Streets’ e.g. people with NO ROOF above their heads; per capita there’s 17 times more people per capita sleeping rough on the streets in the USA than in the UK.
Also, FYI the Covid figure in the UK is correct; there is no doubt that over 127,000 people has died from Covid in the UK over the last 12 months. That figure isn’t just data printed on the death certificates by the certifying doctor or coroner, or the separate data supplied by the NHS on how many people they’ve had in hospital on respirators in ICU (Intensive care unit) suffering from Covid, who have subsequently died; but it’s also independently verified by the number deaths in the past 12 months in excess of average number of deaths in the previous five years.
You don’t want to believe the truth about Covid because of your strong belief in the various conspiracy theories, including the conspiracy theories being spread by the anti-vaxx groups.
Yep, if you’re long term homeless, living on the streets because of addiction to drugs and alcohol, and mental illness, and you don’t want help, nor seek help, then yes, your life expediency is low e.g. drug overdose just as likely to kill you as the cold and hunger; but fortunately the number of homeless people in that category in the UK is very low e.g. just 4,677 people in December 2019.
How on earth can your ‘tine homes’ be more affordable than a council house e.g. if you are unemployed and homeless, you’ve got no money and therefore couldn’t afford to buy a tiny house; whereas, if you seek assistance the Local Government will find you temporary accommodation until such times as they can permanently house you. Beside, in a Council House you can lock your doors and achieve social distancing, so your last sentence doesn’t make sense?
FYI, over the past 12 months just 976 of homeless people in the UK have died from Covid; which is far lower than the figures you’re reporting for Canada. Part of the success in not spreading Covid amongst the homeless in the UK is that the 4,677 homeless people who were sleeping on the streets were rounded up by the police and local Government officials on the 23rd March 2020 (the 1st day of the covid lockdown in the UK) and ushered into Hotels e.g. when the UK went into lockdown on the 23rd March it became illegal for hotels to stay open, so the Government utilised the hotel space, as necessary to house the homeless who had been living on the streets, to keep them off the streets and prevent them from spreading the virus e.g. the homeless were put into isolation in separate hotel rooms, where they couldn’t spread the virus to each other or the wider community.
Please be more careful in checking your facts when commenting.
January of 2018 the federal government statistics gave comprehensive encompassing nationwide statistics, with a total number of 552,830 individuals, of which 358,363 (65%) were sheltered in provided housing, while some 194,467 (35%) were unsheltered.
Total number stand, unless your source provides otherwise. Grant you, numbers stat will be really tricky as homelessness and cancers grew from almost nothing from the beginning as Governments are too ashamed to admit.
Still curious about 1.49 million US homeless. Think the world record 1.3 million are homeless in the Phillipines.
Do concur with unsheltered homeless as I noted firstly, also from experiences touring both places.
Since I not anti anything, have taken 6 different vaccines for world travel. Labels don't work on me, especially conspiracy buff or antivaxxer. I gave many good reasons why I don't trust the far underdeveloped covid vaccines. Also don't want masks for in great neex of fresh oxygen most important for best immune systems. Better than vaccines that wont work without patient zero. There are many far greater killing viruses and diseases out there, we don't lockdown over. Locking down case more harm by record poverty, bankruptcy, suicides, destroyed relationships and covid 19 stand for 19 pounds gained.
Why won't scientists go to the sources of our disease and viruses livestock and wildlife where 70% of it comes from. Sorry, huge Corruption corporations for cuting into your huge record profits. Sorry for not begging for them to give me less and them more. Sorry for not supporting them killing the natural environment more than anyone. If we keep up stopping tourism from coming in and by using hotels. We should keep increasing homelessness to fill those vacant spot, why not, make it a permanent solution. Not....
Anyone opposes the covid that's famous or established in their feild recently. Get pull off or banned. Sounds more like covid world order than free speech.
Castlepaloma, Your comments: “Better than vaccines that won’t work without patient zero” & “There are many far greater killing viruses and diseases out there, we don't lockdown over.” shows your complete lack of understanding of the virus and the vaccines.
Firstly, you don’t need patient zero to make an effective vaccine against Covid-19; what is needed is the DNA makeup of the virus you wish to protect against e.g. by examination of the current variant in the Laboratory.
The Covid-19 virus (if you’ve seen pictures of it) has lots of spikes on its service (like keys), and these spikes happen to be the right shape to fit into the surface of human lung cells to gain access to the cell, where once inside the virus then instructs the human lung cell to make more copies of the Covid-19 virus; which you then spread each time you breath.
The vaccines, made in the laboratory, are artificial duplicates of the spikes on the surface of the covid-19 virus; and when injected into the human body, these harmless duplicate keys are treated as ‘foreign bodies’ by the human immune system, and in response the human immune system then starts to make ‘anti-bodies’ that targets anything that’s the same shape. Hence, within a month of your first covid-19 vaccine, your body has produced enough anti-bodies so that if you do get infected by the Covid-19 virus, it’s eradicated immediately, so it doesn’t get a chance to do any harm.
The point is, in highly infected areas, like Brazil & Africa, and the UK last autumn, the virus does mutate quickly, and in some of the new mutations e.g. like the UK variant, the Brazil variant, and the African variant, there is always a risk that the key shape spikes on the outside of the Covid-19 virus may change just enough in shape, so as to not be recognised by the anti-bodies created by the existing vaccines; and in such cases, in the laboratory the shape of the vaccine has to then be altered to mimic the new shape of the virus spikes, so that the new virus can be given as a booster jab in the autumn; just like the annual flu vaccines have to be altered to mimic the shape of the current flu virus.
Below is a photo of the Covid-19 virus, showing the spikes (keys) on its surface.
Better explained than me about patient zero.
Sorry Castlepaloma, but Dr. Djaballah is talking crap. I listened to his comments on the YouTube video link you supplied, and I can assure you he’s talking complete nonsense. Also, the KOREA TIMES, has been criticized for republishing tabloid news, sensational news that’s not totally accurate e.g. misleading reporting; so it’s not a reliable source for information.
#1: Firstly, the report was made in March 2020; nine months before the first covid vaccines successfully passed their phase three trials and were approved for use.
#2: If you check your facts, contrary to fake news, predominantly spread by Trump, China actually provided the full DNA data to the WHO on the 11th January 2020; and the WHO passed that information onto every country's research establishments without delay e.g. for the UK that information was passed onto the Government’s Porton Down Research Lab in Wiltshire, England; and at the time it was reported in the British News Media, so I knew as early as January 2020 that the Scientific Communities around the world had the DNA coding and were busy researching vaccines e.g. That’s when both Oxford University, England and Pfizer in Germany were using the DNA coding to create their vaccines for trials.
#3: The Proof is in the pudding, that the vaccines works e.g. not only have they proved over 90% effective in the phase 3 trials at preventing death from covid; but also, in the UK with 61% of the adult population now vaccinated (97% of the elderly over the age of 50), infection and death from covid has plummeted from over a 1,000 a day to just a trickle. The fact is, not a single person in the UK who’s been vaccinated for more than a month (the time it takes for the vaccine to give the body full immunity) has died from Covid; proving that Covid is 100% effective in prevent death.
Inside the secretive Porton Down lab tackling the Covid-19 pandemic https://youtu.be/aXMNs9_9nzA
Only thing that surprises me is they haven't taken down his site. As anyone worthy and honest that oppose covid handling and vaccines. Too many reports where a person vital are all working well, then two hour after the shot, they die, and won't they report it as the vaccines. The immune system is mostly kicking in. This covid is far far worst than 9/11 that was also cost the public more financially than the second world war.
That's what the vaccine is for and how it works - to jump start the immune system before it has to actually defend against a virus. As you point out, the immune systems are working, are prepared to take on the task...after the vaccine shows them what the enemy will be.
I can understand biological laws and how to work them, not my enemy nor do I have any anyways.
How dose anyone can understand politics laced with religion? . Over powered by huge corporations lobbyists is beyond me, it border lines with insanity. Paid scientists are easy to find, ask the FDA. They even still have a patent on marijuana, the Mexican drug. It took them long enough to stop calling natives, Indians.
If you understand how biology works then you understand that the vaccines being used are very effective, very safe, and utterly necessary to aid our immune systems in overcoming the virus danger.
They assume covid is most related to Sars and Flu vaccines. Check out their successes rate. Flu is 40% effective for 100 years in development. The way they give out $13,000 for hospitals covid death certificate. When 6% is purely Covid according to CDC is also purely amazing. Bs.
Again, you do understand that a new flu vaccine is created ("developed") every year, based on guesses as to what the virus will be? As opposed to creating one after the new virus has been examined?
If you do, then I'm not sure why you bring it up, even to the point of badly exaggerating the effectiveness of the yearly guess on the flu vaccine (it's well over 40%).
Castlepaloma, one point I would like to mention, where in your comments above you are perpetuating the lies spread by the conspiracy theorists, is the fake idea that doctors get paid for reporting covid on the death certificates.
I can’t speak for the USA specifically, but I can assure you that in the UK, and the rest of the world, doctors do not get paid for what they put on the death certificates e.g. in the UK doctors are government employees (NHS) and get paid their standard government wage regardless to what they write on the death certificate.
And also, that “6% purely Covid according to CDC” is where you’ve misunderstood what you’ve read. If you read the CDC comments carefully, and understand what they are saying, then you’ll know that 6% of people who die from Covid had no underlying health conditions e.g. diabetes, obesity etc. And the other 94% who die from Covid do have underlying health conditions e.g. diabetes, asthma and obesity etc. It’s a fact that if you have diabetes, asthma and obesity for example (conditions which in themselves are not fatal); that you are at a far higher risk of dying from covid.
You keep telling me I'm lying, I don't use that on you. Have it any way you want, there may be an absolute truth that is beyond human capability, like God, you don't really believe that either .
People tell me, I am honest to a fault. When there is correct Mathematics of numerology to it, it dose not lie. What absolute moral truth comes from covid that always is changing in nature. So its not a war ememy, like the Frankenstein leaders create and present. Its a fear fault they create for their own control of us. Nothing can be asserted as absolute truth, they make it up.
At no time in my life or my circle. Has any one thing has ever invaded everything and on every level in our lives like covid. I do hold radical skepticism, with great amount of doubt and uncertainty of varying degrees towards this onesideness steamroller blind faith of covid world order.
From this extreme of one virus compared to others viruses and diseases combined that kills us 70 times greater yet it all second to covid conversations. In which sense are either of these objectively true? There must exist in contrast of the opposite. It makes no sense to say one virus is worthy of shutting down our freedom and livelihood. It's not the black plague or Spanish flu 100s of times worst based on per capita of population. Doubt only makes sense if there is the possibility of no doubt. For the majority its a black cloud, floating out there in space by itself.
The truth is what you make of it or what we agree upon. My truth is of what I know through direct experience, touring 4 and half continents gives me great experience with variety of viruses and diseases and museum works I do.
Nope, I’ve never said that you lie (I’m sure you believe the misinformation that you keep repeating), all I’ve said is that you are spreading (passing on) ‘misinformation’ (lies/fake news) that is being spread by conspiracy theory websites, such as QAnon, and the anti-vaxx group etc.
Because, where you are in the world has gotten off lightly by the pandemic, you can’t seem to grasp that the world is in a middle of the worst pandemic since the Spanish Flu over 100 years ago e.g. you refuse to accept the actual facts because they don’[t fit into your conception of reality.
FYI, contrary to your claim Covid-19 is proving to be the most deadly virus in modern times across large swathes of the world, including the USA, UK, EU and Brazil etc.
For example, in the UK, in December 2020:-
• There were 52,676 deaths registered in England, of which 20.8% (10,594) was due to Covid-19.
• Total number of deaths in England in December 2020 was 25.2% higher than the five-year average for 2015-2019 e.g. the 25.2% excess deaths, above the average equating to the 10,594 Covid deaths in December 2020.
For the whole of 2020 in England & Wales:-
• 608,002 people died, of which
• 80,830 had Covid-19 on their death certificate.
• 608,002 deaths in 2020, was the 2nd highest deaths in a year in England & Wales in 183 years; with 1918 being the only year during that period where the death rate was higher.
So yes, when a virus is the leading cause of death, as it is in the UK, and many countries around the world, and when it kills a large number of people e.g. 127,000 covid-19 related deaths in the UK is not insignificant; then it’s only right and proper that Governments take action to limit the spread of the virus and save lives.
Otherwise, not to do so, then we end up like Brazil, where the President is in denial over the pandemic, and consequently Brazilian people are dying in their thousands, daily, and the Brazilian hospitals are overstretched beyond their capacity.
Covid: Inside Brazil's wards where patients are cared for in corridors by loved ones https://youtu.be/fua50sRZMY0
So I can't grasp that the world is in a middle of the worst pandemic since the Spanish Flu over 100 years ago
What fits is covid is not on the list of the top ten causes of death in the last 100 year nor recently. Far greater deaths are caused by people waiting for Cancer, heart disease surgery. Plus others worst than covid are waiting because of covid are..
Ischaemic heart disease
Collective violence and legal intervention
Lower respiratory infections
Hypertensive heart disease
Which country are you talking about; because I can assure you that in countries like the UK, USA, EU and Brazil etc. that in the last year Covid-19 has been the number one cause of death. Yes, for Canada, covid-19 is not the main cause of death, because the pandemic has had little impact in Canada (so far), but for other parts of the world, such as the UK, USA, EU and Brazil etc., the death toll from covid-19 has been huge.
As I stated above, 608,002 people died in the UK in 2020, of which 80,830 died of Covid-19 e.g. 13.3% of deaths in the UK in 2020 was due to Covid; the highest single cause of death for that year.
This is also reflected by the fact that the total number of deaths in the UK in 2020 was about 12% higher than the total average number of deaths in the UK over the previous five years; a good indicator of the impact Covid has had.
Also, are you honestly telling me that 127,000 covid-19 deaths in the UK, and almost 600,000 deaths in the USA is insignificant and unimportant, and that those deaths don’t matter?
You make out the covid is the greatest killer in the world and may be in the world's modern history, so stop everything.
Since Covid started in 2019 up to now there is under 3 millions deaths. Each year 17 million die of heart disease and 19 million of cancer. All holding up treatments and surgery all because of covid. That is for sure, more harmful than good
Not to mention dozens of others that kill greater than covid in there modern history and the list gose on and on of other killing factors. Your acting like chicken little, not me. Just prioritize the importance, and not forcing anyone to take my superfoods that work far better than vaccines. Take off the mask for the immune system to work better also.
you are certainly right that excess death counting is a good method to verify Covid fatalities.
But the matter is a little tricky. In G. we had a significant excess death count in Dec. 20 and Jan. 21. But now the overall death count undercuts previous years significantly.
Reason seems to be that there are no regular influenca casualties in Febr./March. And this is with only 10% of G. population (mostly elderly) vaccinated.
Covid is real. But now we start choking economy for .. what?
Globally the World has given out 757,352,008 doses of covid vaccines. Only 15 to 100 billion doses of vaccine to go.
When the vaccines dose hits 15 billion. I know a place with dozens of bears who will act as my bruin security. I will store tons of dog food for them. My tiny house will be buried deep in the ground, covered with really tall trees. Last resort, I have world class fighting skills. Because nobody going to inject mosanto/Gates covid mutations posion into me
I’m not talking about the world, I’m talking about countries that have been hard hit by covid-19; read my comment carefully.
Contrary to what you claim, the sad fact is that in the UK in 2020 Covid was the leading cause of death in England & Wales; what is so difficult to understand about that.
The reason Covid has held up treatments and surgery is because we are in a middle of a pandemic, ant the hospitals have had to divert their resources to treating people suffering from covid; that in itself should be an indication on how wide, and deadly covid is.
No one is acting like little chicken, if our Government’s didn’t take the precautions it has taken in locking down the economy, enforcing social distancing, making masks mandatory, and rolling out the covid vaccine programme so quickly; then we’d be like Brazil e.g. the already heavy death toll from Covid-19 would be far greater.
If you don’t wear your mask, and don’t get vaccinated then you are acting irresponsibly e.g. even if you happen to Asymptomatic, you would still be infectious if you catch covid-19, and more likely to pass it onto someone who is less fortunate, and consequently die.
Taking off the mask does not make your immune system work better; that is a fallacy, and such a belief is putting yourself and others as risk.
Do you think that the NHS and all the world’s leading health experts who are advocating wearing masks, social distancing and the vaccine are all wrong, and that you are right?
Answer me this; are you telling me that the 127,000 covid-19 related deaths in the UK since March 2020 are insignificant and important?????
Leading cause of death is covid in 2020 for England and wales and UK total of 127,000 death since 2019,,,??..
Then how do you explain 160,000 death by heart disease each year. Also 166 000 deaths of each year of cancer.
Somebody is responsible for producing mortality statistics for England and Wales. National Records Scotland (NRS) and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are responsible for statistics pertaining to Scotland and Northern Ireland. They can be contacted at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org respectively.
Why are they unable to provide you with a breakdown of the number of deaths from influenza, suicide, and cancer in 2020, as we have not yet undertaken analysis for this period. Therefore, in order to fulfil this request, we would need use a high level of statistical skill and judgement to create the requested analysis. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Public Authorities are not obligated to create information in order to respond to requests. Therefore, we consider this to be information not held.
on cancer deaths due to delays in diagnosis in England, UK: a national, ... UK in March, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, cancer ...
Something very funny is going on around here.
Yes Covid is real; and with over 61% of adult population vaccinated in the UK (95% of the population over the age of 50), the UK is now in a position to ease the lockdown measures and start to re-open the economy; which it is doing in phases, with the intention that the UK economy will be fully re-open and society will be back to normal life by 21st June.
Yep, the measures to curb the covid virus has also prevented the influenza flu from spreading in the UK this winter; so ironically this year flu related deaths in the UK are almost non-existent, which is good news.
FYI Castlepaloma, the ONS (Office of National Statistics) produces the statistics for England & Wales.
You’ve still avoided answering the question (which I’ve now asked you several times); “Answer me this; are you telling me that the 127,000 covid-19 related deaths in the UK since March 2020 are insignificant and important?????”
Covid is mainly an excape goat for the usa dallor and
monetary systems collapsing. Only held up by printed money value of toilet paper bitcon is becoming the new master only behind euros and dollars . Covid is as significant or less as other greater killing disease or virus. Ebola, SARS and more than one major flu outbreak leaving also tragedies but didn’t cause the same level of societal and economic disruption that COVID-19. It’s not the first modern virus we’ve faced. In the past two decades, the world battle. Such panic causes far more harm than good. It's healthy to be cautious just not this level of overreacting. I've studied world health long enough to know that just because it is new its not a crisis because a global pandemic decreasing world population below par, covid does not. We can always capture how unique our new reality similar outbreaks that threatened to upend society, but ultimately stopped short. The source of the problem is 70% of all diseases or virus it spilled over from the animal world. Another distraction for greater lack of global responsibility toward livestock and wildlife. In 2003, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) spread through 26 countries similar to the one that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2. I don't invest fear and worries, its the weapon and warfare against human kind, that's solving nothing.
Your opening statement stating that Covid is an escape goat for the USA dollar and momentary system collapsing is complete nonsense.
And FYI, contrary to your claim, SARS is not in the same league as Covid:-
FYI SARS infected over 8,000 people from 29 different countries, and killed just 774 people worldwide.
In contrast Covid has infected at least 140 million people worldwide (in almost 200 countries), and killed over 3 million people. You obviously think 3 million deaths is insignificant!!!
Unlike SARS, Covid is a pandemic, and the reason most Governments in countries, where the infection rates and deaths from Covid are high, have resorted to economic lockdown, test & trace programmes, mandatory mask wearing, social distancing, and vaccination, is because it saves lives. And I don’t know about you, but to me, life is precious, and saving lives is important.
Thankfully, with over 61% of the adult population in the UK now vaccinated against Covid-19; Covid-19 deaths in the UK has almost been eradicated; hence, why the British Government is now in the process of re-opening the economy so that Society can return back to normal.
And yet again, you’ve still avoided answering the question (which I’ve now asked you several times); “Answer me this; are you telling me that the 127,000 covid-19 related deaths in the UK since March 2020 are insignificant and unimportant?????”
I said any major diseases or viruses is significant and important. I just find these numbers are mainly false.Only one covid death in my whole province since May. Also my family and friends in Montreal and Toronto have not seen one person drop dead or rush to the hospital over a covid death. Every one of us have first hand experienced heart disease and cancer deaths, at home or at the hospital and combined they 13 times greater than the debatable covid deaths. Plus dozens of other serious ways to die, that cannot be treated or waiting forever for surgery over this covid hogging the hospitals everyone life and every part of our lives.
It is internationally criminal and treason.
Firstly, you are contradicting yourself when you say Covid is ‘fake’ because you haven’t experienced it where you live; while at the same time complaining that surgery is delayed in hospitals because of covid patients hogging the hospital beds and resources.
Yeah, Canada has been lucky in not being hit too hard by the pandemic e.g. just 23,500 deaths in total; whereas, the UK, with a population twice the size of Canada, the death toll from Covid, at 127,191 is over 5 times greater. So, yes, in Canada you’ll not have seen all the death and suffering from Canada; but in other parts of the world, including the USA, UK, EU, Brazil and India etc., the death toll from Covid is high.
So I shall ask the same question again; which you are refusing to answer proper: “Answer me this; are you telling me that the 127,000 covid-19 related deaths in the UK since March 2020 are insignificant and unimportant?????”
I said the CDC and WHO can not be trusted, it's their inflamed fake numbers that I question and get no replies other than more nonsense.
Your is just another trick question, as you want a yes or no answer. As the whole world lockdown over a psychological warfare not a biological one. You can't explain the heart disease and cancer deaths 13 times greater than the debatable covid deaths greatly lacking treatment and surgery. 1000s will die of heart disease during one death over covid in my province. Why not mix the 6% covid in with the rest of the ways to die and put covid on the death certificate. We need address all diseases and viruses not to hold the entire world hostage over one less deadly one.
Let's see - half a million COVID deaths in the US. 13 times that is 6.5 million from heart disease and cancer. At that rate the US will be empty in a few decades.
In reality, both heart disease and cancer causes around half a million deaths or less each year. Not six and a half million.
When one puts deaths into one year combined heart and cancer its 30 million yearly globally.
If one puts global covid deaths into one year it is somewhere between 2 to 2.5 million.
This combo is somewhere between 10 to 15 times more deaths than covid. Not counting combined all other dozens of other diseases and viruses adding up far greater than the covid all neglected because of covid.
Sorry, Castlepaloma, but in the UK Covid was the leading cause of death in 2020; therefore the UK Government fighting covid is well justified; and as wilderness pointed out the same goes for the USA; just as it does for the EU.
Top 8 Leading Causes of Death in England in 2020 (Source ONS)
#1: Covid = 69,101
#2: Dementia and Alzheimer = 66,060
#3: Heart diseases = 51,979
#4: Cerebrovascular = 27,681
#5: Chronic lower respiratory diseases = 26,917
#6: Lung cancer = 26,571
#7: Flu & pneumonia = 18,656
#8: Bowl and Colon Cancers = 15,960
Top 8 Leading Causes of Death in Wales in 2020 (Source ONS)
#1: Covid = 4,376
#2: Dementia and Alzheimer = 3,897
#3: Heart diseases = 3,608
#4: Cerebrovascular = 1,929
#5: Chronic lower respiratory diseases = 1,840
#6: Lung cancer = 1,784
#7: Flu & pneumonia = 1,463
#8: Bowl and Colon Cancers = 987
Nope, I was not asking a trick question; it’s just the fact that too me the 127,000 lives lost in the UK to Covid is a tragedy, yet you don’t seem to care!
And no its not psychological warfare it’s a biological one e.g. the covid pandemic is real.
And FYI we do address all diseases and viruses; and lot of research (R&D) goes into all major diseases in the UK, including heart diseases, and cancer research. Covid is a highly infectious virus that has killed millions worldwide, and over a hundred thousand in the UK alone in just one year; and imposing strict Covid restrictions, as the British Government (and Governments around the world) have done, is (pending the vaccine rollout) the only to slow the spread of the virus, and save lives.
Don’t just look in your own neighbourhood, which has largely escaped the pandemic, but look at other countries around the world that has been hard hit by the pandemic; and see the pain and suffering the virus causes its victims in those countries.
You dismiss Covid because you only know of one death in Canada due to Covid; while in the UK, I know a growing number of families who have been devastated by the disease e.g. a close friend of ours, who was infected, his wife is now suffering ‘Covid Long Hauler’ (long term illness caused by Covid), and her mother died of Covid.
Tiny house communities would be the best solution for covid, that I could imagine.
This Covid = 69,101, even by your numbers the first 8 cause of death is 4 times greater than covid, all over shallow by covid. Not adding up all other ways to die that's many more times greater, all put on the back burner for covid.
What crap are you talking, Castlepaloma; in the UK in 2020 Covid was the leading cause of death.
And NO, the other causes of deaths were NOT put on the back burner, R&D continues into finding cures and treatments for all leading causes of death in the UK; as does medical treatment.
As usual, you seem to be implying that it was morally wrong for the British Government to try to stem the spread of Covid in the UK, and save lives. Well I’m sorry, but that attitude stinks, as if the UK Government hadn’t done what it did to slow the spread of covid the death toll from Covid in the UK would have been much, much higher; and as far as I am concerned ‘live is precious’.
If you want to find the most deadliest bully in the world, follow the money. Maybe Uk did win the war in America. Since the Queen still owns 1/6 of the world mass. Also we are speaking white English the top business language of the world. Not white German or white Russian, who also attempted to owe the world. China will be the next 21 century superpower. Wail whites fight. I am a lover, not a fighter. Plus you got a 150times greater chance per capita catching covid from an American than Covid from a Chinese person . So who is to blame?
Everything's is big in Texas!!!.
Not the covid, its now, the third best covid recovery state in the Union. Maybe you want to fly there, If you trust your own immune system over a vaccine . Texas fills sports stadium rarely wearing a mask. Freedom is better than nothing. I don't trust the synthetic world and prefer the freedom of no mask on famous beaches in Nova Scotia. One covid death up to a year now.
US military the largest corporations in the world. Finally found a military weapon better than nukes and killing millions of poor people in the middle east. It's call Covid world order. US has spent more financially on each of the 9/11 and covid than the second World war. Their best friends are Israel and UK who are leading the vaccines invasion. They control the mutimedia and the minds of most of the public. They will lie about anything, just ask the Indians. My grand dad was born in England, and I don't care, the world is my family.
As usual Castlepaloma, you are spouting conspiracy theories that have nothing whatsoever to do with reality.
Certainly our reality can be different. Its more about creating our own reality and less the persona happening around us. My reality was moving to Nova Scotia (or Colombia) from 10 years ago of an intuitive vision of a collapse of the monotary money system. I invest in bitcoins that will be the new master. A stronger Investment is in likeminded people creating a self government of tinyhouse community knowing what is in our food we are growing.
Your reality is a far greater struggle enslaved on banks and State systems excepting whatever snythedic crumbs they throw away. I told you my reality and vision investment , have no clue what your vision of your future would be, can you tell me?
This is now I fell about our present.
Your Government has everything under control.
Go back to sleep & stay home, watch plenty of TV.
Don’t think, don’t question authority, conform and surrender most of all Consume! Consume! Consume!
Get free Kripsy Kreme donut-a-day or pizza. Just show proof of your vax. Hey man… we exchange pot for shots. Or get your 10c beers, now available. Whatever you want! Whatever you desire! in exchange for your mind, body and soul. CDC reporting that about 78% of people who have been hospitalized, needed a ventilator or died from Covid 19 were obese, it means gain 19 pounds. Be as Buddhist bud, be happy for what you got.
Feed them junk food, TV, peer pressure. Feed them guilt, and rejection from veering away from the herd.
Replace physical activity and independent thinking.Feed them indoctrination camps then your job here is done
Reject straight up talk and facts. Consume the truth by Government, & banks are your best friend. You can not escape the matrix, its futile to deprogram yourself or detox of your life: Blindly obey authority, do not Question towards the current economic system. Be mindless of what you consume, no brain, no pain.
Keep conforming til you own nothing and you reach the ultimate American dream and the pursuit of Happiness. Be comfortable numb, as your owners have everything under control wail you sheep, My God!!! I mean sleep the American dream.
A tax payer message from your Daily Gods who gave you everything.
They only ask you worship them.
The real gold you found is in your TV, old news and obedient God called Government.
My empathy for the nationalism anyway.
Your Government has everything under control. Go back to sleep.
How so arrogant and condescending you are; and so wrong: Firstly, as I’ve stated before I am NOT American, and I do NOT live in the USA; so don’t keep talking as if I am. As I’ve stated before, you can not equate the rest of the world as if it is the USA; a mistake you frequently do.
Your perception that the British are complacent, just content in watching TV and consuming, and conforming and surrendering to the Government will is all BS.
You obviously don’t understand British Society or the British political system; you don’t have a clue.
FYI, I do not eat Kripsy Kreme donut-a-day or pizza; we eat healthy organic food, not junk food. You are getting Europeans confused with Americans.
FYI, vaccines passports have not been introduced within the UK, and is unlikely to be as by the time the UK economy and social life have returned to normal (by the 21st June), most people will have been vaccinate anyway, and the pandemic will be behind us.
FYI, junk food maybe the norm in the USA, but in the UK there is a greater awareness in healthy eating; and healthy eating is a policy promoted by the UK Government, and supported by the NHS.
FYI, in the UK, both the Government and the NHS encourage people to exercise. And certainly independent thinking is encouraged in the UK.
So your conception of life in the UK is totally wrong.
NHS Health Campaign: Keep healthy with 150 minutes of exercise a week: https://youtu.be/d0pgHKCGqss
8 tips for healthy eating from the NHS: https://youtu.be/QrmVBtUCgAM
Who's in charge of Britain? https://youtu.be/rMXJOKhf_AA
Our attitude about the world and each other really differ now. When it comes to downing. Calling me arrogant or condescending or a numerous of other name calling labels. Is not what I do, I don't know what gose on behind your eyeballs and not looking to change you,. Just wanting to share things we can agree on or not agree on. Its more about preferences, and less about bragging rights.
Labels don't sick on me and I'm not putting labels on you. British has had the greatest reaching empire in human history pass down to the American. Canada trades more with US than all of Europe combined. Yet it comes to war, the UK is America's are best friends . There is a much greater AMERICAN influence than you can imagine. Now American will loose their empire, yet not without one more desperate fight to owe the world. Label and the state and centro banks really like labels. Its the system to conquer and divide everything. Putting one labels against one another label. Personally I'm not against you or anyone esle.
I don't claim to know what is wrong or what is absolutely right, its all yin and yang to me. UK or you are no better or worst overall to me or place that's minor to me. I'm a lover, not a fighter and love the world as my family. No disrespect to you and Uk, no intention of negativity towards you or UK
For me, we would need to tame it down, to continue, if your interested?
Really, you say, quote “Its more about preferences, and less about bragging rights.” yet you are the one who keeps bragging about your ‘tiny houses’, and how right you are; in spite of the fact that science and the data indicates otherwise.
Really, you say, quote “Labels don't sick on me and I'm not putting labels on you.”, yet in your comments above you wrote 12 paragraphs labelling me and my lifestyle (incorrectly, may I add).
For example you said:-
“Your reality is a far greater struggle enslaved on banks and State systems excepting whatever synthetic crumbs they throw away.”, and
“Don’t think, don’t question authority, conform and surrender most of all Consume! Consume! Consume!......Get free Kripsy Kreme donut-a-day or pizza.”
So don’t tell me that your attitudes (above comments) are not arrogant and condescending.
Your view that when it comes to war the USA & UK are best friends, and that the USA has much greater influence that you can imagine is a misconception, commonly held by many Americans:-
#1: The USA was late for both world wars; something which almost cost Britain its freedom in the 2nd world war.
Britain fought in WWI from 1914-1918; the USA did not join the war until 1917.
Britain fought in WWII from 1919-1945; the USA did not join the war until 1941.
#2: Britain’s Trade with the USA is only 15.7%, so Trade is not a major factor between the USA & UK either.
Queen owns 1/6 of the earth's land mass on earth and english is the world's largest business language . Only the german white nation try to own the world the 12th most spoken world language . The US whites nation only fought another white Christian nation because its their job to own the world.
Who esle? The Irish from the same UK island, their too busy fighting and screwing themselves. Irish being he second largest ethnic group in the US next to German American.
What language are we speaking in right now, throughout every day?.
Funny so many Americans claim we would be speaking German if Americans didn't win the 2nd world war. What about the white Russian who were killed 40 times greater than Americans. Should we be speaking Russian?
Winston Churchhill administration the land of Israel for the Jews who today are 80 Zionist takeover from the Palestinian much like what happened in South Africa partaking.
George Bush stated UK is Americans best friends.
Making Canada chopped liver. Together they headed up the middle east war. Costing more financially than the second world war. Now US spent 2 trillion more on covid than the second world war also. Follow the money it leads to the source who are dictating from the the second world war.
I gave an idea of what our corporation dictatorship would be like, more from the movie ;They ;and an anarchist website° which the mass would look down on, worst than someone being an atheists.
In answering one of your other points Castlepaloma, where you asked what my lifestyle is, and what I do with my life:-
• I am a retired civil servant.
• I am Lower Middle Class, and well educated (with lots of qualifications).
• I am a Socialist e.g. usually supports the Labour Party in Election, and the Green Party.
• I am an Environmentalist, and therefore support ‘Renewable Energy’.
• I am a humanitarian.
• I am an Atheist.
• I am a Vegetarian.
• I grow all our own vegetable organically in our back garden; and some fruits.
• I do a lot of DIY; and my focus is on recycle & upcycle rather than buy new.
Like the action of your personal life, without the poli-tricks .
Castlepaloma, FYI the Queen does not actually own 1/6th of the earth’s land mass: She is just the Head of State in those countries; two completely different things e.g. in practice she doesn’t have any real power, she just reins, she doesn’t rule.
Secondly; English is spoken across most the world because of the British Empire (a legacy); but FYI, the days of the British Empire is over. And it still does not alter the fact that the USA was late for both the 1st & 2nd World Wars.
Also, FYI, during any major international wars e.g. Iraq, Libya etc. it’s not just the USA & UK arm in arm in battle; FYI, the French are usually there in the lead, and Australia is always there giving their support to Britain. Not to mention that the British Army gets as much support from the Gurkhas in battle than anyone else.
And your last two paragraphs is just unfounded speculation. Of course the USA has spent more than 2 trillion on covid, which is comparable to wartime expenditure. FYI, so has Europe combined; because fighting the pandemic is like war.
The UK Government has spent just as much money (per head of population) on fighting covid, and I can assure there is nothing sinister in how that expense is being funded. You’ve just got your head rapped-up in conspiracy theories, and consequently blinded to the simple realities.
Castlepaloma, you keep saying you’re not political, which is your prerogative, but politics is important. If people don’t engage in politics then they can’t justifying complaining when get the government they don’t like; whereas, participating in politics improves your chances of getting the Government in power who most aligns with your views (Democracy) e.g. if the people of Britain didn’t support the Labour Party in the 1945 General Election, then we wouldn’t have the NHS today.
Not only am I politically minded, but when I was younger I was also a Trade Union Activist, and at one point an elected Trade Union Official; and on occasion have organised and led Industrial Strike Action, and picketing. So in that respect I am proud to have done my bit for Society.
That's interesting. In the US we have quite a large number of "full timers" - people living in an RV, either a motorhome or trailer. But few cities will allow living in an RV that is simply parked alongside a house or other residence - instead the full timers park in what is euphemistically call a campground. Dedicated to permanent mobile homes and long term RV's it is hardly camping, but that way they can have water, sewer and electricity hookups. Precious few houses have an extra setup for an RV in the side yard.
But the majority of those full timers are hardly poor; their home can cost in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. It is simply a lifestyle choice that they make that allows them to pick up and move somewhere else at the drop of a hat and for very little cost.
Thanks for the feedback.
RV’s (called Motorhomes in the UK) isn’t that popular in Europe because of the narrow roads; plus the added restriction that on an ordinary car driving licence in the UK the maximum size RV you are allowed to drive weighs no more than 3,500kg (3.86 tons) e.g. quite small. To drive anything heavier in the UK you either require a Heavy Goods Vehicle driving licence or a Passenger e.g. bus/coach Operators licence.
Cornwall, England in a Motorhome: https://youtu.be/Ivc5fKy8Sm8
However, it’s quite common for wealthy people in the UK to own a 2nd home (holiday home), which maybe in the form of a holiday cottage by the sea or in the countryside, or a static caravan on a holiday campsite etc., which they then usually hire out for most of the year (when they’re not using it).
Arthur, nice video you found there. Reflects the atmosphere of RV or trailer travelling. We had an RV similar to the one in the video. Traded it back to the space comfort of a regular camping trailer. RVs only make sense if they are much larger and can store a small car or at least some motorcycles. I saw some RVs pull a small car behind, but there you have a trailer situation again.
By the way i looked up my drivers license. It allows me to drive up 7,5 ton vehicles and 12 tons combined with a trailer (C1). This is a EU license. Should be the same all over Europe for those who aquired their license in or before the 1980ties. But may be i am wrong.
Yep, I just doubled checked. In the UK the law changed in 1997; those in the UK who passed their driving test before 1997 can drive an RV up to 7.5 tonnes; but for those who passed their driving test after 1997 the restriction is 3.5 tonnes.
Yep, in the UK, especially in places like Cornwall, where the roads are very narrow, my wife wouldn't contemplate driving an RV (not even a small motorhome), we'd much rather just drive a small car for touring, and hire a static caravan or holiday cottage, and use that as a base while on holiday; which is what we usually do: As per one of our videos, shown below:-
Day trip to Polruan Fishing Village and Castle, Cornwall, England https://youtu.be/oZ83Teja79A
Doesn´t belong to the tiny house discussion, but English roads are really special. I still remember my first Taxi haul from Bristol airport via Brockley toward the city. What an entertaining trip on the narrow, winding roads with heavy lorries trying to pass. And that was more than 20 years ago. I still remember.
But in general in Europe road space is more generous. Even in mountain areas you seldomly find Cornwall situations or alike.
In my tiny houses, it only take about $300 cost for towing on a tow truck to anywhere in my province. They sit on steel floating decks rails, then rolled on a truck with steel rolling bars. Building cement foundation and buying trailers are not worth the legal issues, money, time and energy.
About 6% of Canadians live in these trailer toxic rust buckets which most are not designed for winter living. Most have only R7 isolation and the roof leaks after 10 years. My house are designed to last a lifetime. There R24 isolation and thermo mass, which is more important than isolation.
Certainly thick and thermal insulation is good for inhouse climate.
But if you have a tiny house of some 3,5 m width and you install R24 then it takes some 10% width from the inside, me think.
Anyhow, "awful" German/European laws would not even allow an equivalent of R24 insulation for new houses. Not good enough. You need typically 0,2 to 0,3 Watt /sqm Kelvin and a yearly heating energy consumption of 55 to 70 kWh/sqm a. This is really tricky for small houses, because outside wall structure is very thick.
By far your heat is highest energy cost.
My walls are 5inch thick R24 with aircrete. Have to frame in wood in case of inspection of buildings code, although not needed. Also make an aircrete rocket stove, oven and mass heaters. That is 6 to ten times more effective than wood stove made of aircrete. A 120 sq ft tiny house weight is less than a ton.
Your comments are interesting, but as Chris points out, they do NOT meet the Insulation requirements 'Regulation' in the UK and EU.
Also, aircrete is not used as a primary building material in the UK, specifically because they have been found to be unsuitable for construction work in the British 'wet' (damp) climate. If you don't believe me, check it out on Wikipedia.
Yep, I concur, Regulations on Insulations on new builds in the UK these days is very tough; even existing builds have to comply retrospectively to a large extent e.g. if you sell your house and it doesn't comply to 'Current' Standards, it's market value is less, because the mortgage company will slap a 'retention' order on the mortgage to the value of the cost of updating the insulation to current Standards.
My tiny house walls are5 inch thick R24 aircrete. Same for the rocket stove, oven and mass heater. Using 6th to 1/10 the wood of a regular stove. Stove pipe is no more than 200c so it doesn't need code approve. Although I need to frame the house in wood in case of inspector code, yet seldom happens. The unit houses are flexible to attach to other units weighing less than a ton each. Aircrete weight is less than wood weight.
Yep, your tiny houses may meet Canadian 'Building Regulations', but they, and the use of aircrete does NOT meet European/UK building Regulations; you can check that out on Wikipedia.
Aircrete Europe has a 100 plants worldwide.
Can not find online what country in Europe disapproval aircrete construction.
Had no problems building with aircrete even without armature of steal or wood. Only had some problem with big real estate corporations that wanted codes that they didn't know anything about in aircrete. Aircrete started in the 1920s and personally have had no problem because I know my concretes plus started out my work life as a bricklayer.
Would you show me the wiki link?
Yep, the following link, under item '6' disadvantages, lists 4 disadvantages of using arecrete in the UK.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoclave … d_concrete
Probably an amateur or someone who works in an office wrote this.
They used plaster, then you will have water problems. I use heavy lime cement with 4 layers of exterior acrylics, three aircrete house have no problems with cracks or water that sink in no more than 1 inch. In one of the most worst kind of weather conditions one could imagine. Aircrete breathing is better than too thick of adobe brick.
Being a former bricklayer any rainy weather working can cause crack after installation, reducing the strength of any kind of mortar.
Brittle nature, yes: yet handled large brick move 4 times quicker than regular blocks or brick. About 90% of my aircrete is molded then lifted like wood framed walls, about 3 times the speed again.
Don't have much problem screwing in hanging shelves on my framed wood studs.
You may need for larger building 6' thick aircrete for ceiling or maybe floors. Yet not for my tiny houses. Like horse barn or greenhouse, your body heats it up to 10C.
You cook a cup of coffee on my aircrete rocket stove your good for 8 to 12 hours of heat depending how cold the winter day is. If abandoned for weeks in dead winter after 5 minuet of fire, you can take off your coat.
No, Castlepaloma, an amateur did not write the Wikipedia comments; and there’s no mention of plaster being used in the British construction Industry; in the UK, cement is used.
All that the article does is reflect the problems using aircrete in the Building Industry in the UK; and one that I can equate to because although I’m not a professional builder I do do DIY, and I am familiar with the building techniques and materials used in the UK e.g. I built my own conservatory a few years back.
Aircrete may suit Canada, and that’s fine; but that doesn’t mean that it suits all countries e.g. the building techniques and materials that suit house construction in the UK doesn’t suit housing construction in the USA.
I had no intention to start an argument about tiny house insulation. Of course modern tiny houses have much better insulation than the Double Wide home i was living in in Michigan in the early 70ties :-)
But you mentioned 120 sqft. Do you call that a house? That is even smaller than the caravan trailer we hook up to our car. The really mobile 100 km/h trailer has a dead weight of 1400 kg, fully equipped.
Boy, isn't that the truth. I had a single wide in the 70's and my heating bill, for an 1800 sq ft house isn't as much 40 years later as it was then, and we live in a much colder climate now!
I'm Mostly in agreement with you. Wilderness and Nathanville like to challenge me alot. I love a challenge. Too often people are too much in agreement with my work and I do not learn as much. Except on the covid topic where the pendulum will swing extremely the other way after some even more greater abuses to come.
Average minimum wage person lives in about 100 sq ft. A tiny homeless house 64 sq ft. What chance do they have to own a house. Homeless people need a house, a shelter is not a home. A banker loan for a tiny house, means I must build my banker 2 tiny houses (who I don't know) so I can build one. My tiny houses are rent to own and 90% of people can afford. Or course our wealthy owners don't like that. A 120 sqft is a good start and as you go along, add on additional house units as they can afford . In a sharing community that's creates additional self sustainable work and healthier living growing our own food.
Found this manufacturer of tiny homes in my city.
Website is German only, but has nice pictures.
The manufacturer normally builds exhibition installations, booth equipment. But in these Corona times without public events they switched from "exhibitions" to "tiny homes".
Like the, plenty of windows.
Nice simple style.
Yep, we discovered that with our extensive tours of France e.g. good roads almost everywhere; seldom the narrow winding roads often found in the UK.
It’s not just Cornwall, such roads can be found across the whole of the UK, including (surprisingly) in a few places in Kent, below is one of our trips in Kent where we ended up on narrow country roads (Kent, Southeast England, being one of the most densely populated part of the UK):-
Kent Country Lanes: https://youtu.be/tCvMlMp2o7o
The British Government ceased road building in 1992, with a change of Government policy putting railways as the primary transport of the future; since then successive Governments in the UK have invested in expanding the railway network infrastructure, rather than the road network.
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