Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
Free set of rusty screwdrivers if you order now.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.



Book Mobile Homes

"Looks lovely, but I'd never fit my books in it ..."
  [vote for,

Time and again, in discussions of tiny houses and mobile homes , the same complaint appears in the comments: the readers are enthusiastic in principle about the idea of a tiny house, think they would find the space livable, but the houses just aren't designed to store books. And they have lots of books. Fret no more.

Our new line of small prefab houses and mobile homes dispenses with such unnecessary traditional concepts as 'insulation', in favor of providing library space. Lots of library space. Every wall is constructed with built-in shelving for its full height. Walls that don't have to accomodate, say, a window, are build with double-depth shelving - exterior shelves behind plexiglass doors, which swing out to reveal a second set of shelves behind. Or get the double-depth shelving all around, and have lots of window seats. The celings are also designed to accomodate books, via a cunning swing-down shelf mechanism that still allows the use of most of the celing space. (Plexiglass is employed here as well, to make the contents of the celings visible.)

Paper is an insulator, so the shelves should do a workable job of keeping the interior comfortable and quiet. If not, you need to buy more books, obviously. (You can fill the shelves with fleece if you wish to cheat.)

More traditional storage space is available in a few selected areas (a wardrobe, for example, and some cabinets near the stove and sink). Floors are as one would expect floors to be, unless you spring for the deluxe model in which they are effectively a continuous set of storage bins for all the things you would otherwise have to keep in cabinets that would take up precious wall space.

Built-in reading lamps, needless to say, are everywhere.

gisho, Dec 01 2010

Fahrenheit 451 http://en.wikipedia...wiki/Fahrenheit_451
Read it and weep ... [8th of 7, Dec 01 2010]


       "Do not heat above 451 Degrees Fahrenheit"   

8th of 7, Dec 01 2010

       half my basement is insulated with close-spaced paperback shelves... I suppose if I was really serious I'd put in a bit of weather-stripping to close the <.125"ish gap at the top of the books.   

FlyingToaster, Dec 01 2010

       // half my basement is insulated with close-spaced paperback shelves //   

       Time to seriously consider quitting smoking, then.
8th of 7, Dec 01 2010

       "You can't read those books - they're structural"
hippo, Dec 02 2010

       Is the fireplace made of books? Is the toilet built from mass-market paperbacks?
DrWorm, Dec 03 2010

       //Is the toilet built from mass-market paperbacks?//
Probably not, but there's never a shortage of toilet paper...
neutrinos_shadow, Dec 03 2010

       This is why they came out with the Kindle.
RayfordSteele, Dec 03 2010

       Holmes suite home.   

       I literary tried my best not to anno with some lame pun... but you knew it was bound to happen.   

       "The library called to say your home is overdue."
popbottle, May 11 2017


back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle