If you had to design your dream house what would it be?

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14 Oct 2020, 1:30 am

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14 Oct 2020, 1:55 am

https://www.today.com/home/jaw-dropping ... rd-t147978
the above property is underground, 1/3 acre with 14.5k cu. ft. with a rambler [house] and painted nature and city scenes on the well-illuminated walls.
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if i were richer than dreams of avarice, i'd get this property and live there.



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15 Oct 2020, 10:46 am

If it has to be a standalone house, it would probably be yet another steel-and-glass box inspired by Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House. If it can be part of a larger building, I'd find a glasswall-design Holiday Inn building from the 1960s that hasn't been ruined with postmodernist renovations (example: https://flic.kr/p/5dTVcc ), and I'd buy two adjoining rooms and use one for the kitchen and living room and the other for the bedroom and bathroom.


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19 Oct 2020, 2:31 am

I'd love a houseboat moored off a large property with enough space for a horse (or ten)! If I won the lottery, that is :') I've always wanted to have a herb garden on a houseboat. :heart:



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19 Oct 2020, 4:25 am

discofrog wrote:
I'd love a houseboat moored off a large property with enough space for a horse (or ten)! If I won the lottery, that is :') I've always wanted to have a herb garden on a houseboat. :heart:


And you could use the manure, from the horses, for the garden. 8)


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19 Oct 2020, 3:06 pm

auntblabby wrote:
https://www.today.com/home/jaw-dropping-home-completely-underground-even-backyard-t147978
the above property is underground, 1/3 acre with 14.5k cu. ft. with a rambler [house] and painted nature and city scenes on the well-illuminated walls.

if i were richer than dreams of avarice, i'd get this property and live there.


I understand that one problem with underground houses appears to be that they tend to be damp and are very conducive to the growth of molds.

In a very dry climate, they can probably work if properly constructed.

Here's one I would check out if I could afford it:

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See https://offgridworld.com/cave-palace-ranch-solar-powered-cave-dwelling-is-truly-a-palace/



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23 Oct 2020, 8:56 pm

A Cusato Cottage.
Or a vintage single wide trailer.
I feel so happy when I am in a trailer.


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23 Oct 2020, 9:04 pm

i have since 2008 lived in a vintage single-wide and had no idea that anybody else would find such to be a desirable thing.



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09 Dec 2020, 6:02 pm

If I had to design my dream house, it would be a what you would call log cabin estate in the forests of the Pacific Northwest.

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A lot like this, but it would give it a bit more of a what you would call estately vibe to it and add a baroque roof.



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09 Dec 2020, 7:38 pm

i would add an integrated garage to that house. and an observation area for casual astronomy.



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10 Dec 2020, 7:16 pm

I've sometimes thought it would be cool to get a railroad car or two and make them into a home.

What would be really interesting if you had some land with railroad tracks on it that were about to be abandoned would be to buy a couple of railroad cars, rework them into a home, and then pull them down the railroad tracks to your land as soon as the tracks are abandoned but before they can be removed or made unsuitable. If in a wooded area with plenty of wood available for heating and cooking, then a couple of solar panels and batteries might be enough to provide electricity for when it is dark.



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10 Dec 2020, 7:21 pm

a decommissioned chief executive's aircraft such as air force one or two.



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10 Dec 2020, 7:37 pm

auntblabby wrote:
a decommissioned chief executive's aircraft such as air force one or two.


I've heard of people converting an old airliner into a home. For a large aircraft, it would probably be a lot roomier than a railroad car.



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10 Dec 2020, 7:41 pm

a 747 jumbo would make for a metal mansion.



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10 Dec 2020, 7:43 pm

I would really like an indoor trampoline. It would be cool to have a finished basement (with high enough ceilings) where there would be an in-ground trampoline, an area for dancing, and other fun stuff.