Friday, December 5, 2008

These Areas Are Not Open To Compromise

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The average nomadic home is a small space. To fit everything into a nomadic home, that most people think they need, you would need to compromise the amount of room for each specific area. There are some areas that I believe, are not open to compromise. I think, therefore, that those areas should be planned first. If there isn't enough room left after this small list I have is finished, you are better off not trying to get the other stuff into your nomadic home. My list of priorities in order are;

1:Bed
2:Galley/Kitchen
3:Heater (in cold climate areas)
4:Storage

If you managed that, you can live in relative comfort.

If you still have room after those things are in, I would then continue with;

4:Seating
5:Dining Table
6:Shower
7:Toilet

If you managed to fit all of that in, without compromising on the size of any of it, congratulations. You now have a nomadic home that can be more comfortable than most peoples houses.

I have already posted my opinion about how to set up a shower in a nomadic home. In future posts I will give my opinions on the rest of this list.

4 comments:

Pete Patton said...

Good stuff. Where are you in Aotearoa. I'm in Little River on Banks Penninsula.

Mobile Home said...

Dunedin at present.

Pete Patton said...

Dunedin. I've heard it's a good place, I have not been there yet. Am strongly considering to build a MacNaughton though am thinking Sovereign more than Crown Jewel. That's if I can live through the temptation found at http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=190829155

If your in town look me up or contact me at endorphindolphin@xtra.co.nz

Mobile Home said...

The first boat I lived on was a 34 ft Wharram Catamaran. Personally, unless you want the ability to sail in shallow water and drying out capability, I would go with the Sovereign over the Wharram. Check out the redesign of Sovereign http://macnaughtongroup.com/sovereig.htm

Also there are much better catamaran designs now days. That one on the trademe site has been in the weather for a LOOONG time. My guess is that it would be cheaper to start again, than try to bring that one up to scratch.