I came across a sweet bottle window demonstration on YouTube:
Why was I was looking up bottle windows, you ask?
Because I really need an office of my own, so I’ve decided to build one. One thing I’ve always loved is little handmade houses and cabins with bottle windows and driftwood and reclaimed materials.
Since we don’t own our land, I want to build something small that I can make modular enough to disassemble when we eventually move. An 8′ x 8′ should do well.
The problem with my current office setup is that our house has a wide-open floor plan. My desk is jammed into a corner of our bedroom and Rachel teaches the children in the next room. The walls are just framing, with open tops. The house also doesn’t have glass in the windows, so at night the crickets shriek deafeningly and during the day we hear the bleating of sheep and the bellowing of cattle, not to mention all my noisy children.
One of my sources of income in the past was doing audio editing and voice over work. In my current office, that’s impossible!
I’m planning an office with closed windows and a small AC unit, with a desk and a good greenscreen wall on one side where I can film YouTube videos. If I insulate enough, I should be able to do voicework again as well.
My estimate is that it will take about $1200 to build… I should make that back in half a year or less from the extra work. I also would like to have a fold-down bed in there for visitors. And a coffee machine!
And that’s the story of bottle windows. I want bottle windows in my little office.
The bottle windows created in the YouTube video above are a little complicated for my taste, but the vermiculite and cement idea was excellent. That should make for nice and light windows that could be inserted wherever I like in the walls.
Finally, this little office will be good practice for when we eventually build our own home, Lord willing.
Just dreaming at the moment, but I have a way of making dreams happen rapidly once everything sets in my mind.