Friday, September 19, 2014
Here's A Keep It Simple Stupid, Well Designed, Easy To Build Office, Sleepout, Spare Room Or Anything Garden Shed...
You can build a KISS shed like this one in Hackney, on a limited budget and a short time frame. The simple framing timbers create ready made shelving and the shed is cladded with ply.
How simple is that.
The clear part of the roof allows natural light in and gives a welcome glimpse of the sky and the full-height doors retract and open completely allowing an unimpeded view of the outdoors.
Make it the right size and you'll probably get around any local planning restrictions too.
I'll see you at the shed party...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
According to Toyota the vehicle is the size of a car with the functionality of a small truck with the space of a cargo van.
So get out the can opener on your own Swiss Army Knife and start making some fun alterations to the family car...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The asking price if you're interested in perhaps adding to Euston Road and Pentonville Road giving you the full light blue set is only $450,000.
So just imagine what the house that's billed as the world's smallest house would be selling for if it was in the dark blue set of Mayfair and Park Lane in the famous game of Monopoly.
The cute little, little, did I say little? I meant micro. The cleverly designed micro house situated in the highly sought after area of Richmond Avenue boasts a lofted bed area accessible by way of the kitchen counter top, a toilet in the shower and a platform that acts as both a living room and dining room.
And no sorry, there just isn't any space
to swing the proverbial...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Spending much time patiently coaxing the little insects into position, Remus, a resident of Negresti Oas in Romania took these delightful close-up images.
More wonderful examples of Nature's beauty...
Monday, September 15, 2014
Why Is This Quirky House By Swedish Architect Tommy Carlsson Called The Happy Cheap House When Sadly It Seems So Expensive...
by the well known Swedish architect Tommy Carlsson is called a happy cheap house is not apparent. Sadly to me the prefabricated minimalist, corrugated clad house that looks like a cube after some major cosmetic surgery, seems so expensive.
But it does have some wonderfully practical and simple design features.
Like the water collection gutters, the small ventilation openings and the main entrance with its clever all-weather covering.
And plywood and corrugated iron are very good construction materials.
The house has been developed as a prototype for the low cost and space efficient prefabricated house market that is seen in Sweden.
But the costs seem expensive at E170,000 for a 110 sq metre house.
In the US, allowing for currency variations, the house would be around $180,000 and in New Zealand's currency it might be around $360,000.
I've been wrong before and once I was mistaken.
Perhaps it is a happy cheap house after all...
Sunday, September 14, 2014
The theme for 2014 was Caravansary, an Asian or North African term for desert travelers or a group traveling in a caravan.
Caravans were many as were some wonderful wacky weird witty and wild temporary homes on wheels and without.
Burning Man is an annual experiment of a temporary community coming together for this time in a spirit of love, peace, radical self expression and self reliance.
For many it's a must on their bucket list...