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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Welcome to the Hotel Tiny-fornia

You can't check in any time you like,  because a city permit is impossible to receive.

Apologies to The Eagles and their legendary hit, Hotel California, but the tortured lyrics are apropos for the LightHotel, a tiny hotel trapped near Lake Como (no, not Italy, but Minnesota). The Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports that the LightHotel — "a one-room, 120-square-foot converted storage container — bill their demonstration project as both the latest in urban living and a mobile exhibit on environmental sustainability." - is stuck in "permitting limbo".

St. Paul Parks and Recreation and city zoning officials consider the temporary hotel a "lovely place", but the St. Paul Department of Safety and Inspections (DSI) wants evidence the construction is sound.

According to the LightHotel website, "the greywater comes from both the shower and faucet. It is then stored in the utility closet in a greywater filter where any bacteria or contaminants that may be present are removed. Once the water is filtered it can be used to water plants or reused for non-potable purposes."

It is old news that Minnesota "chose" someone other than President-elect Trump, the New York Times reports he met with "high tech" industries located in other "blue states" and shared "Anything that the government “can do to help this go along,” he made clear, “we’re going to be there for you."

Looking forward at the bigly picture, perhaps LightHotel could become one model of simple living luxury real estate worthy of incorporation within the Trump Tower portfolio of properties.
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"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."
~Former President Ronald Reagan

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