Book Review: Portable Houses

1586853473.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpgWhen some people vacation, they take their homes with them.

Those are the people Irene Rawlings and Mary Abel write about in Portable Houses, a book devoted to all sorts of movable shelters and the people who created or renovated them. The examples featured in the book range in elaborateness from a canvas miner’s tent to a Boeing 737 jet and include a tree-hung tent, a few gypsy and sheep wagons and a Ski Haus that resembles a science-fiction rover. There’s even a 1966 Airstream trailer decked out by designers Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs in their signature whimsical style.

The book isn’t intended to be a how-to manual, but it does include some helpful information for would-be owners such as what to look for, what to avoid and what a similar portable home might cost.

Available from: Amazon ($15.37)

The miner’s/wall tent (seen in photo) above available from Cabela’s and Wall Tent Shop.

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