OT: WTF Is This All About?

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Submitted by CDMA ENG on January 26, 2013 - 6:54pm

Just cruising the MLS and making myself depressed until I saw this little jem...

Anyone care to venture what is going on in this house?!?

Next Heaven's Gate... Call Center... Or Computer Programing Swingers House...

Only for fun ppl...

Take a look:

http://www.redfin.com/CA/Escondido/2267-...

CE

Submitted by CA renter on January 26, 2013 - 7:11pm.

Definitely weird. Looks like they are set up to sleep at least 12 people there, plus whatever's going on in the 4th bedroom. Showed Mr. CAR and the first thing he said was: "That looks like that Heaven's Gate cult."

The first few interior pics make it look like someone is heavily into crafts, so they might be bringing cheap immigrant labor over from Asia (or???) and using them do do the work while providing them a place to stay.

Oddly enough, they have that "family" wooden carving in the one window in one of the early interior shots. I highly doubt a family is living there unless they're one of those families who adopt massive numbers of kids, but it looks to clean for that...and they'd have to be adopting for the free labor, since they are obviously working from that home.

Strange, indeed!

Submitted by bearishgurl on January 26, 2013 - 9:01pm.

What about a group home? Rehab center ... something like that.

They're allowed to be in residential areas in SD County.

Submitted by CA renter on January 27, 2013 - 2:28am.

That would explain the bedrooms, but what about all the tables set up in the living room and dining room?

Submitted by UCGal on January 27, 2013 - 8:13am.

Scrapbooking retreat.
I have friends who put on these scrapping workshop weekends. This looks like the places they rent.

Submitted by SK in CV on January 27, 2013 - 8:43am.

UCGal wrote:
Scrapbooking retreat.
I have friends who put on these scrapping workshop weekends. This looks like the places they rent.

Friends huh? C'mon, spill it. Are you a secret scrapper?

Submitted by CDMA ENG on January 27, 2013 - 11:50am.

UCGal wrote:
Scrapbooking retreat.
I have friends who put on these scrapping workshop weekends. This looks like the places they rent.

LOL!

You know... that actually makes sense! But seven ppl sleeping in one room?

Very strange but I think you probably hit it on the head... That would explain the sewing machine station too.

CE

Submitted by profhoff on January 27, 2013 - 12:01pm.

My vote is Chinese maternity "hotel" with the tables set up
for study of English, etc.

Law enforcement recently shut one down in Chino Hills.

Submitted by profhoff on January 27, 2013 - 12:02pm.
Submitted by carlsbadworker on January 27, 2013 - 12:04pm.

Scrapbook retreat looks pretty popular:

http://www.scrapbookplace.net/the-place/

And this place is almost pre-reserved for the entire year:
http://scrapretreathouse.com/fvcalendar.php

Submitted by bearishgurl on January 27, 2013 - 12:25pm.

Wow, I never would have thunk it! I didn't know "crafts" was a popular-enough reason to go on a "retreat."

I guess it's better than the Lion's club, community center or rec center, because a participant gets to eat and spend their nights there and so live and breathe their project until it is completed, lol.

Interesting! However, I would prefer to go on a retreat to a "scenic" place more "off the beaten path" than Esco or TV.

http://mtshastagatehouseretreat.com/

http://www.cathedralrocklodge.com/

Submitted by CDMA ENG on January 27, 2013 - 12:32pm.

profhoff wrote:
My vote is Chinese maternity "hotel" with the tables set up
for study of English, etc.

Law enforcement recently shut one down in Chino Hills.

Huh?

Expand please...

Submitted by profhoff on January 27, 2013 - 1:37pm.

See the link above.

Submitted by CA renter on January 27, 2013 - 5:56pm.

carlsbadworker wrote:
Scrapbook retreat looks pretty popular:

http://www.scrapbookplace.net/the-place/

And this place is almost pre-reserved for the entire year:
http://scrapretreathouse.com/fvcalendar.php

Wow, I had no idea. Those look exactly like the house in question.

UCGal wins the $64,000 prize! :)

Submitted by sdduuuude on January 27, 2013 - 10:48pm.

I'm gonna guess it is a family that takes in Foster kids. Some people do this and get a stipend for each kid. There are economies of scale so if you take in enough kids, you can make it happen without it costing you much money. I suppose some people try and make a profit at it but I don't think profit is a motivator for such people.

Submitted by UCGal on January 28, 2013 - 7:02am.

SK in CV wrote:
UCGal wrote:
Scrapbooking retreat.
I have friends who put on these scrapping workshop weekends. This looks like the places they rent.

Friends huh? C'mon, spill it. Are you a secret scrapper?


( ( ( shudder ) ) )
Um no.......
But a coworker is a consultant (pyramid sales) for one of the crap boom companies.

I am as un-crafty as they come. Think nerdy tomboy couch potato.

Submitted by Diego Mamani on January 29, 2013 - 1:20pm.

CA renter wrote:
Oddly enough, they have that "family" wooden carving in the one window in one of the early interior shots. I highly doubt a family is living there unless they're one of those families who adopt massive numbers of kids, but it looks to clean for that...
Well, it has to be clean, the house is for sale! The family room has too many beds, all with children decorations. Oddly, one bed looks like a queen size. Unless it's a retreat for children, or for relatives, the house looks like it could belong to a "serial adopter" couple.

Once I knew a gal in the Inland Empire, with a Spanish surname but who looked German. She told me that her adoptive parents had lots of kids, of all colors.

Submitted by Diego Mamani on January 29, 2013 - 1:26pm.

Confirmed:

Quote:
Tenant uses this home as a Scrapbooking Retreat and is bringing in the big bucks. Please overlook work tables and beds. You will not believe how many people come here to work on their scrapbooks over the weekends.

http://emailflyers.net/nb/30899

Submitted by CA renter on January 29, 2013 - 5:59pm.

Diego Mamani wrote:
CA renter wrote:
Oddly enough, they have that "family" wooden carving in the one window in one of the early interior shots. I highly doubt a family is living there unless they're one of those families who adopt massive numbers of kids, but it looks to clean for that...
Well, it has to be clean, the house is for sale! The family room has too many beds, all with children decorations. Oddly, one bed looks like a queen size. Unless it's a retreat for children, or for relatives, the house looks like it could belong to a "serial adopter" couple.

Once I knew a gal in the Inland Empire, with a Spanish surname but who looked German. She told me that her adoptive parents had lots of kids, of all colors.

I knew a few families like that growing up, too. They had their own biological and/or adopted kids and/or foster kids, plus whatever stray kids (usually with problems at home) their kids brought home from around the neighborhood. Crazy homes where you pretty much had to step over people in order to get to the bathroom, but the most wonderful, warmest people one could ever hope to know.

Submitted by UCGal on January 30, 2013 - 9:01am.

Diego Mamani wrote:
Confirmed:
Quote:
Tenant uses this home as a Scrapbooking Retreat and is bringing in the big bucks. Please overlook work tables and beds. You will not believe how many people come here to work on their scrapbooks over the weekends.

http://emailflyers.net/nb/30899

So do I win a prize? Please please please make it a good prize.

LOL.

Submitted by SK in CV on January 30, 2013 - 9:05am.

UCGal wrote:
Diego Mamani wrote:
Confirmed:
Quote:
Tenant uses this home as a Scrapbooking Retreat and is bringing in the big bucks. Please overlook work tables and beds. You will not believe how many people come here to work on their scrapbooks over the weekends.

http://emailflyers.net/nb/30899

So do I win a prize? Please please please make it a good prize.

LOL.

$5 gift certificate at www.scrapbooking-warehouse.com.

Submitted by UCGal on January 30, 2013 - 11:01am.

SK in CV wrote:
UCGal wrote:
Diego Mamani wrote:
Confirmed:
Quote:
Tenant uses this home as a Scrapbooking Retreat and is bringing in the big bucks. Please overlook work tables and beds. You will not believe how many people come here to work on their scrapbooks over the weekends.

http://emailflyers.net/nb/30899

So do I win a prize? Please please please make it a good prize.

LOL.

$5 gift certificate at www.scrapbooking-warehouse.com.


LOL. Um.... No thanks.

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