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Old 04-24-2016, 09:50 AM   #43
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oh I also wanted to share an idea from Ianto Evans The Hand Sculpted House, A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage
It is a book on natural building but has a lot to add to the design of any space, especially small ones.

So the authors talk about spaces as verbs instead of nouns, for example "kitchening" instead of "Kitchen". I find that I use this idea when I am trying to come up with a design because it helps break me of the idea that a small space is composed of independent spaces the way a regular house is. Thinking of the activity’s in a trailer as actions helps create interconnections between the different uses and modes.

The mock up I just shared was built for "desking", then evaluated from the perspective of "kitchening", "entertaining", "unwinding", etc...

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Old 04-27-2016, 02:55 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by Ironhinge View Post
Vanilla as in simple, unaltered, true to form (I think a linux term I have borrowed)
OE as in original equipment (car talk)

I have learned far more lately by not doing than I have by doing. I have learned a great appreciation for the factory build and intent of these trilliums. The advice I have gleaned from your posts have lead me to slow down and appreciate rather than brazenly assume.
I see. Yes, I would agree with your description of my approach. Though, if someone wants to totally change a trailer, I have no objections. Other then a front dinette, like the factory did, I can't think of any changes that would make the trailer any more useful to me. I almost think they had me in mind when they designed it.

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