...and crafting a purposeful recovery

Good Genes

On this Sunday morning Sparta thought you might enjoy seeing a picture of her dad.

This handsome old bird was built in 1937 and at the time was the premiere private aircraft available in the U.S.. The Spartan Executive could carry 5 passengers at 200 MPH with a range of 1,000 miles – fiqures exceeding some private aircraft today. It was called “The Packard of the Sky”. Only 36 were built and its demise was ensured by the ending of WWII and the ensuing glut of surplus aircraft for sale.

The Spartan Aircraft Company was not done yet, however. Majority owner J. Paul Getty and his team put their considerable production capacity to work to build luxury trailers, using the same internally braced and space-saving monocoque design that distinguished their aircraft. The result was the “Cadillac of Trailers” (apparently they enjoyed using car snowclones back in the day) and over a 16 year period Spartan built about 40,000 travel coaches – all distinguished by quality construction and attention to detail.

The Spartan trailer, however, was ultimately killed by several factors – its price (at $4000 to $8,000 nearly the price of a new home), cheaper competition and the resistance of U.S. communities to trailer culture. Back then Spartan and other companies thought trailers might fill the need for housing for veterans returning from overseas. The problem was where to put them. Yes, even back then the “not in my backyard” predjudice against trailers and their owners existed.

Fast forward to 2019 and the problem facing small, higher density housing alternatives persists. Despite California being ground zero for the inspiration behind the “Tiny House” movement (a noted tiny house architect lives here in Sebastopol), this state is one of the worst with regards to accomodating and situating such housing. I recently travelled to San Diego County to check out Pinecrest Retreat, a nice option for semi-permanent trailer placement. While there, I also looked into buying land for more privacy and control over my surroundings. Not so fast, Buckwheat. San Diego, like much of the state, has been slow to embrace tiny houses and it is still illegal to live permanently in an RV (their designation) anywhere in the county (unless in an RV park). Moreover, homesites average over $100,000 there. And forget about being anywhere near water.

This difficulty is painfully illuminated by the experience of Janet Ashforth, the now beleaguered founder of Habitats Tiny Homes. Hoping to establish a housing utopia in northern San Diego County, she collected over 30 deposits from like-minded souls desiring to live affordably and conscientiously in such a community. The powers that be stymied her vision, killed the project and left her and $62,000 worth of investors with nothing. Lawsuits are pending.

Although some California jurisdictions (ironically my hometown, Fresno) are embracing the movement, those individuals hoping to retire affordably, reduce their footprint or just simplify may need to move elsewhere. Texas anyone?

80 Comments

  1. FqfHeepe

    helping others essay help with biology homework uk dissertation writing service

  2. FnrdHeepe

    cialis viagra australia windsor canada viagra buy viagra us

  3. Kwgdbept

    legitimate essay writing service research paper medical colleges with no essays required

  4. berkey

    When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks a lot!|

  5. FsfHeepe

    good thesis statements for essays buy papers online words to use in essay writing

  6. FnrhHeepe

    viagra austrlia viagra oklahoma city buy viagra no prescription

  7. Fdbvvoste

    viagra uk fast delivery sildenafil cost comparison viagra price online india

  8. Jswecropy

    50 mg viagra buy generic viagra online from india viagra pharmacy usa

  9. Kbrgbept

    can i buy viagra over the counter in usa cheap viagra online india buy genuine viagra online uk

  10. Dbsfvoste

    generic viagra for women purchase viagra canadian pharmacy where to buy sildenafil canada

  11. FbsgHeepe

    is it safe to buy generic viagra Вїes seguro comprar viagra en internet viagra leg pain

  12. FhsbHeepe

    viagra part d https://buybuyviamen.com/ generic viagra soft tablets

  13. Jivhcropy

    cancion del viagra viagra and pulmonary hypertension in dogs beer brewed with viagra

  14. AnyTrans Crack

    I got what you mean , appreciate it for posting .Woh I am delighted to find this website through google. “Money is the most egalitarian force in society. It confers power on whoever holds it.” by Roger Starr.

  15. alcohol

    Get help to stop drinking. Helping women quit drinking alcohol. Coach Mary Wagstaff. Feel better, mind, body and soul. Mindfulness based coaching and alcohol recovery. Yoga for recovery.

  16. Christmas gifts

    I’m still learning from you, while I’m trying to achieve my goals. I certainly enjoy reading all that is written on your website.Keep the information coming. I enjoyed it!

  17. click to find out more

    You made some first rate factors there. I appeared on the internet for the issue and found most individuals will go along with together with your website.

  18. Lelo Sex Toys

    Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Extremely helpful information specially the last part 🙂 I care for such information much. I was looking for this certain information for a very long time. Thank you and good luck.

  19. Shopify fitness store

    Shopify fitness store

  20. Essay writing

    I like the helpful information you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here frequently. I’m quite sure I’ll learn many new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

  21. Katelin Vanzile

    A large percentage of of the things you articulate is supprisingly precise and it makes me ponder the reason why I had not looked at this in this light previously. This piece really did turn the light on for me as far as this subject matter goes. But at this time there is one factor I am not too cozy with and whilst I attempt to reconcile that with the actual main theme of your point, let me see exactly what all the rest of your readers have to say.Well done.

  22. markkinointitoimisto

    I used to be more than happy to find this net-site.I wanted to thanks to your time for this glorious learn!! I positively enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to take a look at new stuff you blog post.

  23. search engine optimization cost

    Site Rank Services offers affordable premium SEO packages & helps increase the visibility of your site in the search engines. We help you generate more profits

  24. web master

    As soon as I found this site I went on reddit to share some of the love with them.

  25. Lingerie

    Hey there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  26. write my essay

    Hi there very nice website!! Guy .. Excellent .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds also¡KI am satisfied to seek out so many helpful information here in the submit, we need develop more strategies on this regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .

  27. Visit this

    Thanks a lot for providing individuals with an extremely spectacular possiblity to read in detail from this blog. It’s usually so nice and also full of fun for me personally and my office mates to visit your web site a minimum of three times a week to learn the fresh tips you have got. Of course, we’re usually satisfied with all the mind-boggling thoughts you give. Certain 3 tips in this article are in truth the most impressive I have ever had.

  28. mushroom fastfood

    Our Mushroomburger The signature Mushroomburger patty was created back in 1979. Still to everyone’s surprise, it is approximately made up of 50 mushrooms and 50 real beef.

  29. Private Dog Training

    I’m impressed, I need to say. Really rarely do I encounter a weblog that’s each educative and entertaining, and let me inform you, you will have hit the nail on the head. Your concept is outstanding; the problem is one thing that not sufficient persons are speaking intelligently about. I am very glad that I stumbled throughout this in my search for something relating to this.

  30. cheap medication

    buy drugs

  31. casual hookup

    los angeles hookup

  32. Domain Registration

    Find The Top Rated Web Hosting

  33. toronto roofers

    I haven’t checked in here for some time as I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are good quality so I guess I will add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  34. electronics

    electronics

  35. jonathan manzi

    As I website possessor I believe the content material here is rattling magnificent , appreciate it for your hard work. You should keep it up forever! Best of luck.

  36. vetovihjeet

    vedonlyöntivihjeet

  37. natural releaf cbd

    where to buy cbd oil in ny

  38. Tiger Zinda Hai movie telugu

    Tiger Zinda Hai movie down,Tiger Zinda Hai film movie,Tiger Zinda Hai movie tamil,Tiger Zinda Hai movie telugu,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie in hindi hd online,Tiger Zinda Hai full hd,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi mein,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie youtube,Tiger Zinda Hai songs tamil,Tiger Zinda Hai film,Tiger Zinda Hai song hindi,total collection of Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai malayalam,film Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai movie online,Tiger Zinda Hai mp3,Tiger Zinda Hai box office collection,Tiger Zinda Hai comedies,Tiger Zinda Hai comedy,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie on youtube,Tiger Zinda Hai hd movie,Tiger Zinda Hai song mp3,Tiger Zinda Hai movie video,Tiger Zinda Hai bengali movie,songs Tiger Zinda Hai a to z,Tiger Zinda Hai songs videos,Tiger Zinda Hai mp3 songs,Tiger Zinda Hai movie songs,Tiger Zinda Hai songs telugu,Tiger Zinda Hai tamil full movie,odia film Tiger Zinda Hai,box office collection of Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie in tamil,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie in tamil tamilrockers,Tiger Zinda Hai movies,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie dailymotion,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu movie downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu mp3 songs,Tiger Zinda Hai full hindi movie,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie,Tiger Zinda Hai south movie,Tiger Zinda Hai movie hd,Tiger Zinda Hai tamil full movie youtube,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie in hindi hd,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi full movie,Tiger Zinda Hai video songs,Tiger Zinda Hai release date,Tiger Zinda Hai director,Tiger Zinda Hai malayalam full movie,odia Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai song down,Tiger Zinda Hai tamil full movie tamilyogi,Tiger Zinda Hai movie hd downloading,aamir khan Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai cinema telugu,hindi picture film Tiger Zinda Hai,uwatchfree Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi mai,Tiger Zinda Hai meaning,Tiger Zinda Hai world wide collection,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie down,Tiger Zinda Hai song hindi mai,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie online,Tiger Zinda Hai reviews,telugu Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai movie full,Tiger Zinda Hai ka film,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu film,Tiger Zinda Hai total collection,Tiger Zinda Hai odia film,Tiger Zinda Hai ki picture,Tiger Zinda Hai kannada movie,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie online watching,Tiger Zinda Hai collection,Tiger Zinda Hai song mp3 a to z,Tiger Zinda Hai video film,Tiger Zinda Hai writer,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie tamil,Tiger Zinda Hai kannada,Tiger Zinda Hai songs malayalam,bangla movie Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu full movie,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi film,hindi Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie video,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie in hindi,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu video songs,Tiger Zinda Hai ka song,Tiger Zinda Hai cinema,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu video,Tiger Zinda Hai trailer,hd Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie telugu,Tiger Zinda Hai hd,hindi picture Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie hindi,Tiger Zinda Hai audio song,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai the beginning,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie hd,Tiger Zinda Hai movie reviews,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie in telugu,Tiger Zinda Hai full hd video,Tiger Zinda Hai film hd,telugu Tiger Zinda Hai movies,Tiger Zinda Hai movie full hd downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai picture,Tiger Zinda Hai picture video,Tiger Zinda Hai movie online watching,Tiger Zinda Hai movie mp3 song downloading,producer of Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai all song,Tiger Zinda Hai fight,Tiger Zinda Hai girls,Tiger Zinda Hai poster,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie online youtube,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu movie,Tiger Zinda Hai tamil songs,Tiger Zinda Hai cast,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie hd hindi,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi movie,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi movies,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie youtube online in hindi,Tiger Zinda Hai mp3 song downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai full film,Tiger Zinda Hai song,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi picture,Tiger Zinda Hai sets,Tiger Zinda Hai mp3 songs downloading,online movies Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai movie,Tiger Zinda Hai movie in tamil,Tiger Zinda Hai tamil padam,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie watch online,wach online movie Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai movie full hd,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu songs,hindi song Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai movie in telugu,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi,Tiger Zinda Hai beginning,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi video,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie in hindi hd 1080p,Tiger Zinda Hai songs downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai cinema video,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu movie cinema,Tiger Zinda Hai film video,Tiger Zinda Hai first day collection,Tiger Zinda Hai casting,Tiger Zinda Hai Tiger Zinda Hai song,Tiger Zinda Hai film full movie,Tiger Zinda Hai tamil,Tiger Zinda Hai box office,Tiger Zinda Hai hindi songs,Tiger Zinda Hai tamil movie,Tiger Zinda Hai scene,wach online Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai film video mein,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie watch online dailymotion,Tiger Zinda Hai song Tiger Zinda Hai song,Tiger Zinda Hai movie songs downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai film song,Tiger Zinda Hai film hindi,hindi film Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai songs,hindi movie Tiger Zinda Hai,Tiger Zinda Hai hd video,Tiger Zinda Hai tamil movie downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai video,Tiger Zinda Hai story,Tiger Zinda Hai full hd movie,Tiger Zinda Hai movie downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai movie song,Tiger Zinda Hai songs list a to z,Tiger Zinda Hai mp3 song,Tiger Zinda Hai imdb,Tiger Zinda Hai movie youtube,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie hotstar,Tiger Zinda Hai downloading,Tiger Zinda Hai movie online hotstar,Tiger Zinda Hai telugu cinema,Tiger Zinda Hai video song,Tiger Zinda Hai full movie youtube online,Tiger Zinda Hai film Tiger Zinda Hai film,Tiger Zinda Hai picture movie

  39. next page

    I believe this site has some really great info for everyone :D. “Time–our youth–it never really goes, does it It is all held in our minds.” by Helen Hoover Santmyer.

  40. website

    What i don’t realize is in reality how you are not actually much more neatly-favored than you may be right now. You’re very intelligent. You know thus considerably with regards to this matter, made me for my part believe it from a lot of various angles. Its like women and men don’t seem to be involved until it’s one thing to accomplish with Woman gaga! Your personal stuffs excellent. All the time take care of it up!

  41. mississauga roofers

    Thank you for your own efforts on this web site. My niece takes pleasure in going through internet research and it is simple to grasp why. Most people know all regarding the lively method you provide vital guides through your web site and in addition boost contribution from the others on this matter so our own daughter has been learning a great deal. Have fun with the remaining portion of the year. Your doing a terrific job.

  42. kasinot

    netticasinot, netticasino, casino, kasinot, nettkasinot

  43. hippy hippie

    Online jewelry boutique specializing in custom gold and silver pieces. For the hippy hearted fashion lover. Known for its custom lotus flower hoop earrings and large collection of hoop earrings. Customers enjoy the classic and unique versatile everyday jewelry designs. Glamour hippy began is also known for its dainty gold jewelry pieces. Bohemian chic styles with modern fashion flare. Great prices and affordable. Everyday pieces to statement piece designs for special occasions. Glamour hippy is inspired by diverse world culture and it reflects into the ever changing designs. Its customer enjoys unique pieces and comfort in style. Glamour hippy wants to be a part of its customers wardrobe for many years and part of great memories where ever the customer takes their jewelry pieces. Glamour hippy is glamour and hippy all in one. Shiny pretty pieces, Unique, Glamorous, boho chic, one of a kind, dainty, but statement worthy.

  44. building envelope solutions usa

    We are building consultants. We perform roof assessments, window testing, and wall testing for quality assurance on new and existing buildings.

  45. best web hosting company

    This piece of writing is really a good one it assists new internet viewers, who are wishing for blogging.

  46. Airport Temperature Screening

    Airport Temperature Screening

  47. Lucas Yee

    I’d like to find out more? I’d want to find out more details.

  48. click site Tnt app

    Somebody necessarily lend a hand to make severely posts I would state. This is the very first time I frequented your website page and up to now? I amazed with the analysis you made to create this actual put up extraordinary. Great job!

  49. 12 PACK SINGLE SERVE COFFEE CAPSULES

    Coffee Maker

  50. 카지노 룰렛

    Best view i have ever seen !

  51. 온라인 카지노

    Love watching sunset !

  52. 바카라

    Love watching sunset !

  53. investors

    winoutt

  54. web hosting company

    Howdy! This blog post could not be written much better!

    Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate!

    He always kept preaching about this. I most certainly will forward this post to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a very good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  55. panotreffit

    Löydä aito seksi chatti kaveri jo tänään! Rekisteröidy ilmaiseksi ja aloita keskustelut jo tänään! Seksi chat ei jätä ketään kylmäksi edes tammikuussa!

  56. 스포츠에 베팅

    Best view i have ever seen !

  57. 안전토토

    Love watching sunset !

  58. black mass

    I do not know if it’s just me or if perhaps everyone else encountering problems with your site.
    It looks like some of the text on your posts are running off the screen. Can somebody else please comment and
    let me know if this is happening to them as well?
    This may be a problem with my browser because I’ve had this happen previously.
    Thanks

  59. 무료 스핀 슬롯

    Love watching sunset !

  60. NYC CBD

    Natural Releaf CBD | New York CBD Store with locations in Murray Hill, NY | Upper East Side, NY | White Plains, NY Serving New York City, NY and Westchester, NY High Quality CBD Products With Lab Test

  61. ibogaine hcl dosage

    Is Ibogaine effective in treating opiate withdrawal

  62. black mass

    Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it’s really
    informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels.

    I will appreciate if you continue this in future.
    A lot of people will be benefited from your writing.
    Cheers!

  63. fast home buyers

    David-Home Northeast is your premier source for all of your Real Estate investing needs. We provide a variety of solutions for sellers looking to sell fast and investors looking to grow their real estate investment portfolios for better returns. At David-Home Northeast, we are dedicated to improving and redeveloping the areas that we operate in. We specialize in helping sellers of distressed properties (single and multi-family homes, commercial, retail, bank REOs, etc.) find buyers looking to invest. Let us put our network of cash home buyers and private money lenders to work for you so you can say “David” to that old unwanted property.

  64. cheap flights

    My spouse and I stumbled over here from a different website and thought I may as well check things out.
    I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to looking at your web page again.

  65. Forecloseus

    David-Home Northeast is your premier source for all of your Real Estate investing needs. We provide a variety of solutions for sellers looking to sell fast and investors looking to grow their real estate investment portfolios for better returns. At David-Home Northeast, we are dedicated to improving and redeveloping the areas that we operate in. We specialize in helping sellers of distressed properties (single and multi-family homes, commercial, retail, bank REOs, etc.) find buyers looking to invest. Let us put our network of cash home buyers and private money lenders to work for you so you can say “David” to that old unwanted property.

  66. cheap flights

    Greetings! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I
    could get a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours
    and I’m having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!

  67. pikakasinot

    netticasinot pikakasinot parhaat netticasinot

  68. electronics

    Shop; Unique Functions. Simple Product Layouts. Post with review. Advanced Product Layout. Best conversion pages. Frontend Search · Listing example …

  69. cheap flights

    Wow! Finally I got a website from where I know how to truly take valuable data concerning
    my study and knowledge.

  70. Transen wien

    KAISERSLUST Plattform der Wiener Sex Scene Sex in Wien – Girls in Wien – Escorte Wien – Transen Wien – Hostessen Wien Escort Wien – Massagen Wien – Studios Wien – Laufhaus und Bordelle Wien Asiatinnen Wien – Sex in Wien – Kaiserslust – Der Kaiser hat Lust – Sex

  71. pitkävetovihjeet

    pitkävetovihjeet

  72. Fitness Wiki

    Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing some research on that. And he just bought me lunch since I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

  73. Shayne Stem

    I just want to say I am new to weblog and truly loved your blog. Almost certainly I’m want to bookmark your site . You amazingly have wonderful well written articles. With thanks for sharing your website page.

  74. Latisha Penceal

    I simply want to tell you that I’m new to blogging and actually loved this page. Most likely I’m going to bookmark your blog post . You surely have excellent stories. Regards for revealing your blog.

  75. website hosting

    It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it is time to
    be happy. I have read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you few interesting things
    or tips. Maybe you can write next articles referring to this article.
    I desire to read even more things about it!

  76. web hosting sites

    This article will help the internet viewers for creating new website or even a blog from start to end.

  77. web hosting services

    I have been surfing online more than 4 hours today, yet I never
    found any interesting article like yours.
    It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the
    web will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  78. web hosting reviews

    It is truly a great and helpful piece of information. I’m happy that you just shared this helpful information with us.
    Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  79. cheap flights to amsterdam

    Hi there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and
    found that it’s truly informative. I’m gonna
    watch out for brussels. I will appreciate if you continue this in future.
    Lots of people will be benefited from your writing.
    Cheers!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.