30 thoughts on “Behold: Übershed

    1. The Old Boy

      It’s probably quite easy to heat. You don’t have to get five tons of concrete up to temperature to get the room cozy.

      1. 15 cents

        weird science. you dont hve to heat the concrete, its about insulation. and concrete would contain the heat a lot better than some wooden slats.

        1. Atticus

          Yep. The only reason you would need to get the concrete up to heat is if the heating medium was in the concrete (like underfloor heating).

        2. Niallo

          Concrete is solid, solids are poor insulators.
          This is made from 70mm planed timber “slats”, wood is full of holes and as such is an excellent insulator, you will observe the inhabitants of scandinavia and the northern part of the american continent do not live in concrete bungalows, they live in these.
          Very easy to heat in winter, stays cool in the summer and surprisingly heavy (handy if storm ohmagawd shows up)

  1. 15 cents

    this reminds me of a dylan moran joke durin the boom years, where he says you’re lucky if u can get a treehouse in galway for 350k, as an easy commute to work in dublin. 190k is ridic for this. good thing the government have implemented… oh no, wait

  2. Rob_G

    I know that this isn’t what Clodagh was driving at, but that looks class, I’d love a tiny wee house like that.

        1. Liam

          It doesn’t appear to be insulated at all – the inside walls are the same slats that are on the outside. No bank would lend you money for this either.

      1. Deluded

        I know what you mean… I’ve seen this style of finish in Scandinavia where the weathered timber forms a self-sealing layer, doesn’t need regular petrochemical re-treatment or painting and visually harmonises with stands of birch and pine trees. It looks incongruous here.
        Timber houses are generally frowned upon by planning authorities, apparently (Timber-frame houses will have an outer shell of concrete or brick.)

  3. ____

    That’s Horrible.
    No matter how bad our housing shortage is, nobody should have have to live in Bray…

  4. Kieran NYC

    People see a seemingly well kitted-out and finished wooden house in Alaska – no one bats an eyelid.

    People see a seemingly well kitted-out and finished wooden house in Ireland – OUTRAGE! HANG DA GUBBERMENT! IT’S A SHED!! etc etc

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