Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Water Water Everywhere, I Think I Need a Drink

Something we're going to have to start thinking about soon is water. Apparently, it's all the rage for bathing and cooking, with some people actually drinking the stuff!

We have a drilled well on the property, but any time I've tried to walk from our building site to our well, I get lost in the woods. Bad sign. So initially, we'll try rainwater collection, but regardless of whether we pull from the well or use rainwater, we're thinking of building a water tower for storage and pressure.

If our water tower is from the old school, the "alien blob" pictured above, which my friend Dave sent me earlier today is a spacey yet practical solution. They've worked the water storage tank into the living space as a room divider, structural support, and cooler. Nifty, but I can only imagine how much this thing cost. (Images by Peter Bennetts)

Via 1o9.com via Materialicious (my new favourite blog)

8 comments:

Glark said...

That is cool. Every cabin should have one. FYI that blog is actually io9.com as in eye-oh-nine. I forget why it is called that offhand.

John said...

Gar! Fixed. Thanks Dave. Effin' sci-fi nerds and their fancy urls.

Justin Anthony said...

You wouldn't believe some of the reactions from commenters on this thing! The word 'uvula' kept popping up.... I like it, though.
Glad you like my site. Can't wait to see how YOUR project turns out.....

Justin Anthony said...

Can you tell me where you found that picture of the Sleeping Cabin? From the 'Pitter Patter' post?

John said...

We scanned it years ago from "Great Backyard Cottages". So far as I can tell, the design is by one, Tim Prentice.

http://www.amazon.ca/Ideas-Great-Backyard-Cottages-Cynthia/dp/0376010487

I've added the info to the post.

John said...

Actually, I should add that when we showed this to our builder, he said he had seen this actual structure. I think it may be on Hornby Island, B.C.

Justin Anthony said...

Thanks, John - that's great. *sigh* looks like I'll be buying another book....

flatlander said...

Looks like something from the Barba Pappa house....