Portable Houses features traditional movable dwellings around the world, from a houseboat in Sausalito to a gypsy wagon in the English countryside. Authors Irene Rawlings and Mary Abel provide essential information on making movable homes functional and practical, along with chapters on acquiring the necessary tools and gear for travel, problem solving with each type of portable house, and converting the dream into highway-legal reality. With photography of some of the world's most ingenious and unique portable structures, Portable Houses will inspire the migratory-minded to turn ordinary modes of transportation into creative living spaces. Rawlings proves that it really is possible for the dedicated, nomadic, do-it-yourselfer to make the road a comfortable home!One young architect, Mike Latham, designed a six-foot-square steel-and-acrylic box with a bed on top and storage below. ... architecture, designing several 40-x- I2-foot mobile structures using packing crates and retired shipping containers.
|Author||:||Irene Rawlings, Mary Abel|
|Publisher||:||Gibbs Smith - 2004|