The Rolling Homes That Almost Were

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The Rolling Homes That Almost Were

Monday November 05, 2018 Written by Smith

Moving house is a massive pain. It means weeks of packing boxes, cleaning, and trawling around for a new place to live.

In the mid-'30s, a popular magazine called Everyday Science and Mechanics proposed a clever (albeit fanciful) alternative. Inspired by a new patent that outlined how to build spherical structures, the editors imagined a ball-shaped house that could be pulled around by tractors.

As reported by Smithsonian Magazine, the idea sadly never took off. But we’ve got our fingers crossed that someone gets onto it before the lease to our office is up.