Comments on: Writing houses http://www.historiann.com/2010/07/14/writing-houses/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:58:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Comrade PhysioProf http://www.historiann.com/2010/07/14/writing-houses/comment-page-1/#comment-668372 Fri, 16 Jul 2010 01:05:14 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11678#comment-668372 Awesome fucking treehouse! You are so lucky! That would be a great spot to spark up a fattie!

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By: Rose http://www.historiann.com/2010/07/14/writing-houses/comment-page-1/#comment-668217 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 19:39:33 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11678#comment-668217 The Guardian had a blog running last year featuring photos writers’ rooms and their comments about them. Alas, it is no more, but it’s fun to look at the posts that are still available. This is my favorite–I’d like to transport myself right into this space: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/mar/21/kevin-crossley-holland-writers-rooms

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2010/07/14/writing-houses/comment-page-1/#comment-667994 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 09:15:01 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11678#comment-667994 So that’s what the famous Historiann HQ looks like! I’m staying in a cottage that would do for a writing cottage on the specs above, but not writing. If I had to write everyday on the equivalent of this keyboard Francaise, no amount of amenity value would get that next chapter–make that paragraph–out! But, otherwise no complaints

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By: Del http://www.historiann.com/2010/07/14/writing-houses/comment-page-1/#comment-667904 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 04:06:01 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11678#comment-667904 Check out Michael Pollan’s book “A Place of my Own”. I read this several years ago and I’ve been jealous ever since.

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By: undine http://www.historiann.com/2010/07/14/writing-houses/comment-page-1/#comment-667750 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 23:04:53 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11678#comment-667750 Thanks for the link, Historiann! Do you really have a treehouse for your writing house? That’s amazing.

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By: Matt L http://www.historiann.com/2010/07/14/writing-houses/comment-page-1/#comment-667723 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 22:01:42 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11678#comment-667723 Place is important. I don’t know if I want a writing house.

I really like writing in the reading rooms of National Library of the (former) Peoples Republic of Megalomania. There is something about the austere 80s wood paneling and ‘commie modern’ light fixtures that puts me in an elegiac mood. Also, I like having access to the handy reference works. The buffet has a reliable salami sandwich. Yum. Thats on the other side of the Atlantic.

Right now I have to settle for the sun room off of our kitchen. Its got a windows on three sides (no curtains, the spouse tore them down in a fit of aesthetic rage) and you can see the great big maple tree in our backyard. Great morning sun. Now if I could just sit still for two hours every morning (before the other denizens of Chez L wake up) a guy could get some writing done around here.

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By: Janice http://www.historiann.com/2010/07/14/writing-houses/comment-page-1/#comment-667684 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 20:57:13 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11678#comment-667684 My backyard shed is no writing house, sad to say. Not even a window! But I have a pretty private deck and if I really want to feel away from it all, I can just go over the crest of the hill in back and plop myself down on my very own piece of the Canadian Shield.

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By: Sisyphus http://www.historiann.com/2010/07/14/writing-houses/comment-page-1/#comment-667677 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 20:50:25 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11678#comment-667677 Wow what are those blossoms? They are amazing!

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By: Fratguy http://www.historiann.com/2010/07/14/writing-houses/comment-page-1/#comment-667636 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 20:03:15 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11678#comment-667636 Here is the link for the company that builds and plans these. You need to watch the movie from the home page.

http://www.youtube.com/v/LJLSoUkh1Vs&autoplay=1

http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/

I’m going to start building one of these the moment I get home.

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By: Fratguy http://www.historiann.com/2010/07/14/writing-houses/comment-page-1/#comment-667620 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 19:23:42 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11678#comment-667620 For the inspired and handy this might get you started. The report was on NPR a few weeks back, talking about 70 sqr foot houses, built new in the low 4 figures and for far less if found and salvaged materials are used. Tip, my new very favorite place to shop and browse is the Habitat for Humanity salvage store. All sorts of used and discarded prefab materials are sold for pennies on the dollar. Best part, the proceits go to a worthy charity, not the a$$hat that runs Home Despot.

Anyway, check out these houses.

http://caihouse.blogspot.com/

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4815029

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