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Repurpose concrete tubes for housing

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Re: Repurpose concrete tubes for housing

Now just get the zoning inspectors and the neighbors in the cul de sac to agree.

 

Concrete tube aka sewer pipe

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Re: Repurpose concrete tubes for housing

You know, @missy1, the part of me that is fascinated with doll houses and tiny houses, likes toying with this idea.  Even though for me it would not be remotely practical.  I'd have to have about 10 tubes all linked, instead of only 2.  Plus, the curved walls make me uneasy, for some reason-- and b/c of them, there is very little floor space...

 

The pictures of the tubes at the Daily Mail all stacked together in a huge complex in the city have a wonderful, futuristic feeling to them.   Perhaps they will be a good option in overcrowded metropolises...

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Re: Repurpose concrete tubes for housing

i feel claustrophobic just looking at the picture!  But very creative!

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Re: Repurpose concrete tubes for housing

So much for hanging artwork on the walls...

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Re: Repurpose concrete tubes for housing

Who on earth would want to live in old used sewer pipes? 

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Re: Repurpose concrete tubes for housing

It looks a bit like a bomb shelter!

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Re: Repurpose concrete tubes for housing

Might be OK for a prison...............

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Re: Repurpose concrete tubes for housing

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I think this is amazing.  This type of housing is less expensive to build and maintain and could help solve the homeless problem in cities all over the world.

 

There is no practical reason people need to live in such big spaces in areas where there is little real estate to build.

 

It seems China is a leader in producing solutions for housing problems.  I like this idea a lot.

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Re: Repurpose concrete tubes for housing

What a cool idea! I always wondered what it would be like to live like a hamster.Woman LOL