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A ‘Home’ on Wheels


( www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/11255/cornelius-comanns-bufalino.html/ )

Minimalist homes seem to be a new fascination of mine.   The idea of having to prioritize what really matters to you, as well as having to limit yourself to keeping only what matters, is something I find intriguing.
However, I can’t help but wonder if a home like this is ment to last a lifetime.  As someone who doesn’t deal with small-spaces very well, I know I personally would be very uncomfortable spending extended periods of time in this vehicle, and the lack of mobility to move around and spread out would be frustrating.  Or perhaps maybe that’s the point.  Instead of spending a lot of time in your home, the minimalist construction forces you to go out and explore the world?
It would also be hinder-some, in my opinion, to have to look elsewhere to bathe yourself, and it would unquestionably be lonely to live in this ‘home’.  I can’t imagine anyone being able to comfortably house a partner or a pet in the vehicle with them.
Still, it’s an overall interesting approach to figuring out what defines a “home”.

A side note, I kind of wish the article talked about the color choice of the vehicle.  I’m not sure if I would enjoy spending hours in a vehicle with a neon yellow surrounding me.  For me, an ideal home would have a more neutral and relaxing color palate.

6 Comments

  1. ycramer wrote:

    yeah there is no bathroom. I mean unless that bucket there is meant to be the toilet… which I sincerely hope it isn’t.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 9:06 am | Permalink
  2. sbrown18 wrote:

    Doesn’t seem like theres any room to stand up either. Id personally be tired of sitting all the time and need to get out. Its an interesting concept though. For someone who’s looking to only have the bare necessities it would be perfect.

    Friday, April 27, 2012 at 7:07 am | Permalink
  3. jpeter11 wrote:

    this is interesting but yet not very practical. It seems like this is clearly just for show and not for actual use.

    Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:51 am | Permalink
  4. Vnguyen wrote:

    They really need to make these and then charge people in the middle of the day, maybe on their lunch break to take a nap, change of wardrobe, eat a snack or whatever! Cool post.

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Permalink
  5. rouellet wrote:

    I dont think I could live like this. I mean, it takes the idea of living in your car to that next level though. If i had to live in my car I would want to live in this one.

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Permalink
  6. mguinand wrote:

    Wow, this is really interesting. I like the idea of how they are showing what you really need in a home, but not having a bathroom or a shower is not okay. I agree with the choice of color as well. I would probably go crazy because of everything being so bright. A neutral color is needed for one to relax.

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 10:09 am | Permalink