04 July 2011 @ 09:18 pm
Second Homes for Leisure Living, Douglas Fir Plywood Association  
Various forms, including complete PDF, are available HERE at archive.org.

Not an official contest entry, but a wonderful 36-page gloriously colored booklet full of classic 60's illustrations of mid-century vacation homes.   The Douglas Fir Plywood Association offers a wide range of different build-yourself homes.  

I'm torn between the "Convertible" Second House with its ever-present quotations of doubt, the Shoreside Homarina and Dock (Home+Marina, get it?), the Three-Stage Beach Cabin, and the Versatile Shorthill, pictured below.  (full size 1864x1181).

Dig the happening interior, and the guy with the pipe.  "Mighty pleasant on warm summer evenings," I can hear him say with the pipe clenched in his teeth.   Plywood!
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crabofdoom: that's stupidcrabofdoom on July 5th, 2011 04:59 am (UTC)
Dibs on the Tea House, even if the artist doesn't know squat about efficient use of a small space. "20x24 feet for the whole thing? Let's put a full-sized mattress on the living room floor!".
Opinyunz. I haz dem.: Shark Bomb!hannahsarah on July 5th, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
Oh plywood, what CAN'T you do?
Lardvarkcionaudha on July 5th, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
The Loch Haven for me! (With some changes.)

I saved the PDF for future reference. Great find! Thanks!
noluck_bostonnoluck_boston on July 5th, 2011 12:35 pm (UTC)
Weekend Beach Cottage.

But I love me an A-frame home in the White Mountains.
ms_hissyfitms_hissyfit on July 5th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
That is great! Thank you for linking this. I totally need an imaginary midcentury second-home.
herbadnessherbadness on July 5th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
I don't know, the illustration looks more like 12 x 40. Still, it looks like a house out of Star Trek.
pikkewyntjie: how can you stand itpikkewyntjie on July 5th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
If you build that thing in the "wide-open vistas of Texas," you better be prepared for some huge electric bills or to be extremely uncomfortable in the summer as I don't see any evidence of insulation. I know this for a fact because when my dad started building our house, it started out as a plywood shack about that size and we lived in it in the summer with no electricity. My parents were into this back-to-the-land thing at the time and, oh, yeah, it was tons o'fun. No wonder I grew up to be a total suburbanite!
Drake: Sphinxdrakegrey on July 6th, 2011 05:41 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting this, this is just so cool!

I love how the beamwork makes it look like you're living in a bowling alley. Heck, with the oblong shape you could probably make a lane out of it.
Man Writing Slash: caffeine deanwrite_light on July 6th, 2011 06:58 am (UTC)
I would be serious money that someone did just that. Be sure to check out the full PDF file (linked in post) for many other cool designs.

Edited at 2011-07-06 06:59 am (UTC)
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