I went to the 65th (!) reunion of my class of 1952, Lowell High School, San Francisco, on Friday. About 80 people out of a class of 250 attended. Even though I’ve taken a different direction (wealth, politics) than most of them, I still love seeing these friends of 70+ years.
It was held at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco, and this wagon was parked out in front. The curved roof, with bed at one end is, I believe, an excellent configuration for a tiny home, far better than the poster boy for tiny homes, the steep gable roof with ladder to loft for sleeping — a bad design, in my opinion, for many reasons. Here you can have drawers under the bed, and the curved roof gives you a feeling of spaciousness, as opposed to the claustrophobia of many tiny home designs.
This is also the basic design for the vardo of the Roma people in Europe.
I’m building a 10′ by 10′ cabin; I built the floor and framed up corner postsa lojng time ago, but then got waylaid by a shoulder operation for about 5 months; now able to work again, and I’m going to try a curved roof for the first time. (Just the roof curved, from the 8-foot-high plate on up, not including much of the walls, as shown here.) Still figuring how to do the curved rafters. Maybe laminate layers of redwood bender board OR: use 6 foot 1×6 cedar fence boards, nailed together (sandwiched) (cheap and reportedly sustainable at Home Depot) to form an arc, curve cut at top, as I saw in an Oregon barn a few years ago.
My shoulder about at 75% of capability. Boy does it feel good to use upper body for first time in many months.