Well, generally I wouldn't post about the latest scams online, but it so happens that it involves tiny homes.
Apparently there is an individual posting on craigslist offering to build tiny homes for people for a rediculously low price (his total cost doesn't even cover the price of building materials), taking a large deposit (up to 75%) in cash, and then running off with the money and not delivering a tiny house (BIG surprise!).
It sickens me that there is someone out there taking advantage of the people who are trying to change their lives, possibly get into a self sufficient home and live debt free. I'm sure we all know how hard it is to save our money these days, and for someone to take advantage of the good natured people who are interested in the tiny house movement and swindle them out of their hard earned money just makes me want to scream!
If you happen to come across this person, please report them to the proper authorities as they need to be stopped before they ruin anymore lives and dreams.
From the emails I have received personally, there are at least 7 people who have been taken in by his scam and have no recourse as they paid in cash and any contact information they had for him appears to be false.
Please be careful out there!