Sunday, October 9, 2011

3 into 1 will go.... An adventure of condensing 3 Wartime projects into one :D

As most of you know i have a tiny shoebox real life my Mam moved in with me = even less room  and so i had to sell alot of my houses to be able to even breathe in here lol

Now... i had a WWII house, a shop and a  bomb shelter with British Resistance hideout combine all 3 into one
It's do-able I WILL do it lol
Here's what i've come up with so far...i quite like how its turning out :D
(Poke the pics for a bigger view)

I need ideas from you ideas people pretty please  :D 

1.  A bigger base? looks a bit cramped?
2. Extend that dividing wall to the ceiling?
3. Ideally i would like to get rid of the attic and lower the floor....without demolishing the whole house does anyone know if its able to be done? limited tools here...and would it look better?

Well now you have homework lol
Thanks for looking and please add any other ideas you might come up with...i'm open to all :D 
Linda x


  1. I think you are doing a great job combining the 3 elements. I like the closeness of the shelter to the house ...I mean would you want a great distance to travel to a safe place in an air raid? I certainly wouldnt. Im not sure if you can lower the ceiling but I like it the way it is....the attic space looks like it would be a great hiding spot

  2. I think this is just great. There's lots to see and the attic space is marvellous.

  3. That's a very beautiful house Linda.
    Perhaps lower the loft to make a bedroom?

    groet Heleni

  4. I am not sure how easy it will be to remove the attic floor to lower it...I assume you want a proper 2nd floor for the living space? You might be able to saw it out (using a thin razor saw) but then you have that odd window where the dormer is.

    Is the house permanently attached to the base? Maybe you could raise it and make the shop underneath with an outside stairway to the upper living space. Keep the the attic for the Resistance and make some sort of secret entrance...maybe from the shop via narrow stairway behind a false wall?

    Have fun! It's a lovely house and a very interesting project!

  5. Aww Linda you did it!!!!!I like it a lot!!! honestly i think its lovely, love the air raid shelter too i think its perfect.

  6. 1. I think it looks OK on the base it's got, but then my usual theory is to pack in as much as possible in whatever space you've got. If it's meant to be an inner city or at least inner town building, there probably wouldn't be that much outside space to the side of the building.

    2. I would probably extend that wall too. It's a bit hard to see in the photo, but is it cutting the window in half? If it is my personal opinion is if it's at all possible to move it or dog leg it somehow to stop this.

    3. Absolutely lower the attic floor. It's a must do. Not knowing how the house goes together I can't really suggest a good way to do this, but if worse comes to worse and you get truly desperate, empty the house of all things breakable and get a big hammer and bash it out then use a new piece of ply/card/whatever-you've-got to create a replacement.

    Have you considered making a box to go underneath the building that could house the cellar plus a deeper more elaborate bomb shelter?

  7. La casa è bellissima, io ingrandirei la base per dare più spazio al giardino, ma non toccherei la soffitta, è bella.
    Un bacio

  8. It looks fabulous Linda! Great work.
    I just love it as the way it is now :-)

    Hugs Jollie

  9. Linda, it's an adorable house and I love it the way it is but I agree with Tabitha, you could raise it even if it's fixed to the base, just make another 'box' and place the whole thing on top of the new 'basement'.
    You could cut the attic floor away and put a new one in lower down. The remaining edges of the floor could be left as a shelf around the new room which would make it easier to cut out this way, I've seen it done. You've definitely fitted a quart into a pint pot really well! Gill x