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[Cob] smallest house design / kitchen appliancesDavid Knowlton pilot1ab80 at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 24 10:04:21 PDT 2003
compact machines cost more, and parts are pricier - supply and demand - fewer are made. in the south it is traditional to build the kitchen separate from the house. it keeps the house cooler, and if the kitchen catches fire, and they do, you don't lose the whole house. you might check out some boat or camper designs. the contractor that redid the kitchen in my 750 sq. bungalow was a genius. big appliances, no wasted space. plenty of counter space. he used software. you could also pick up a pencil and decide what you can't live without. then design from scratch. david >From: "Jilly" <JILLPRUETT at peoplepc.com> >To: <coblist at deatech.com> >Subject: [Cob] smallest house design / kitchen appliances >Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 08:34:39 -0700 > >In an attempt to plan the smallest cob house possible, per the advice of >the cob-building books I have, I am having trouble with the design. Most, >if not all the houses that I see, both online and off, don't have a >bathroom or a place for a washer/dryer, much less a refrigerator. Any >resource suggestions? >I am now reviewing floor-plans for apartments, especially the ones in New >York, as they are the ones that get as much use out of the smallest space >possible! >Most of these incorporate a very small kitchen. They use a "compact" >kitchen unit. Like those found here: > >http://ajmadison.com/cgi-bin/ajmadison/item_list/cat00329/Compact_Kitchens.html > >What do you think? Is it worth the saving the space vs. using full sized >appliances? Would you miss the occasional cookie baking or canning of >seasonal fruit? I do have an electric roaster big enough for a turkey... > >-jill >_______________________________________________ >Coblist mailing list >Coblist at deatech.com >http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist _________________________________________________________________ Enjoy MSN 8 patented spam control and more with MSN 8 Dial-up Internet Service. Try it FREE for one month! http://join.msn.com/?page=dept/dialup
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