Transitional Homes

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Transitional Homes

With an aging mother, a developmentally delayed daughter, and an unemployed spouse at home, I have often quipped that I need a 'menstrual hut' to which to escape to get some work done.  Lo and behold, along comes the Transitional Home.

transitional homeWith a targeted market of Baby Boomers with aging parents, the Transitional Home is a new and 'booming' business.  A manufactured kit that costs approximately $17,000 for the pieces and goes together like a jigsaw puzzle.  It may end up costing upwards towards $75,000 for this home that is less than 700 square feet when all is said and done (electrical, plumbing, drywall, appliances, etc.).  In the long run, however, that is MUCH cheaper than the cost of assisted living.

Depending on your local building codes, the home can be erected on your property and is geared with the elderly in mind.  Wheelchair accessible, windows that can be opened from a sitting position, extra large windows to let in more light for aging eyes, a 'Smart House' with Internet controls, it is a brilliant idea whose time has come.

The Transitional Home can be used in any number of ways, not the least of which are those children that REpopulate our empty nests.  It can be rented for income, or the owner can live in it and travel and rent out the main house.  It would make a wonderful guest house, an office, or any number of uses to maintain your privacy but keep loved ones nearby.  I have a client who wants one as a menstrual hut - for HIM.

I love the idea of using a Transitional Home as a Writer's Cottage.

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Transitional Home was written by Mimi Foster.

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Wow! The photo is lovely! Who would ever guess that it was a kit? Very cool!
February 03, 2012 07:54 AM
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Like Debb mentioned, that's what your term, menstrual hut, brought to mind - The Red Tent. Seriously, I've never heard of this. This is amazing. I could see it being just perfect for lots of folks.

February 03, 2012 02:33 PM
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Hi Mimi, This is such a smart solution to a longer range problem for many.  Sadly in much of CA, the communities have way too strict zoning laws. The $75K would easily turn into $150,000 if they would even allow it. The building fees are travesty here.

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Hi Mimi-call it what you may but I love it! I have a large bohemian painting studio out behind my home nestled in the tropical foilage with a stereo and a half bath and that is my favorite place in the world! The dogs don't even bother me out there except when they come call me for dinner:)

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Mimi ~ I want one, I need one, to escape, to be me....  Frank said I can have one when I sell a few more houses ...  What a great idea. It's that or finish the attic in my home...  Tell me more about your book....

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Mimi Foster has been voted one of Colorado Springs' Best Realtors for five years in a row. She sells homes throughout Colorado Springs and surrounding areas, with a passion for Victorian homes in Downtown Colorado Springs. Mother of five daughters, four grandchildren, and cherished wife, Mimi has over two decades of professional experience helping clients buy and sell their personal residence, investment properties, and rehabbing fix and flips in the Colorado Springs area.

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