Mini-House Addition Won't Upset Your Landlord

Designed by the German team at Convertible City, Rucksack House is a quick and easy way to expand your apartment size without the hassle of moving. This walk-in cube functions as an additional room, hanging from the façade of your current residence via steel cables anchored to the roof. The portable space gives one the feeling of floating above any outside activity, with its plentiful windows and urban treehouse vibe. The construction is based off a welded steel cage with a birch veneered plywood interior, and an exterior grade plywood with an absorbent resin covering on the outside. Creatively placed plexiglass inserts allow for natural light and people watching below. With the aid of hidden magnets, sections of the wall also unfold to create a desk and platform for lounging. I personally can't imagine why anyone would be in opposition to this innovative home addition, can you? I think I'll order one today and see what happens when the crane comes to install it.

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Apr 5, 2008
by Anonymous

Cool but... would suck if the cable anchors dislodged while someone was inside...

Apr 5, 2008
by Anonymous

it would suck three times

it would suck three times more if there was 3 HDTV's inside and it falls in a parked Enzo Ferrari.

Apr 5, 2008
by Anonymous

This was meant to be an art

This was meant to be an art exhibit only.
It wasnt meant to be used in day to day life.

Apr 6, 2008
by Anonymous

It's all fun and games...

It's all fun and games until your cables snap and you squash an innocent passerby. As such, this home "extension" should not be used by anyone who has enemies or even friends with an odd sense of humor. You will end up as a cautionary tale and the person underneath will end up as street pizza...

Apr 7, 2008
by Anonymous

it almost looks like a

it almost looks like a swastika

Apr 8, 2008
by Anonymous

Interesting, but not practical - would violate zoning ordinances

It is an interesting concept, but not a practical one and would violate zoning regulations in most communties and cost a bundled in fines and Court costs, not to mention the saftey and insurance liabilities.

No landlord is going to allow such a contraption be attached to their building not only due to the above, but also to the structural stress and damages to their building.

Apr 11, 2008
by Anonymous

You have a gift for sarcasm

No I can't imagine why ANYONE would be in opposition to this innovative home addition, other than the other tenants, the landlord, and the neighbors, and maybe a handful of other folks. Oh wait, you said the landlord won't care. But really, how could the other modest tenants resist on the day you're not at home and no one is walking below and some cable cutters happen to be handy?