Here's a side of the small living movement we'll happily raise a glass to. The Shebeen is a tiny bar on wheels that travels around Ireland catering to parties and weddings. Completed in September 2014, the towable structure measures just 4.2 x 2.1 m (14 x 7 ft), and aims to recreate the atmosphere of an authentic Irish pub.
The Shebeen was constructed from the shell of a dilapidated 30-year-old caravan, and took 60 days of work to turn into an authentic-looking pub. It certainly looks the part, down to original memorabilia sourced at antique fairs and auctions, and oak and pine wood that has been distressed and stained to lend an aged appearance. In all, the project cost around €20,000 (US$21,700).
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The portable pub comes well-stocked and includes glasses, alcohol, mixers, and everything else you'd need for a good time, including a fully-functional bar, seating for up to 10 people, a cooler and electric stove, a sound system, and LED lighting. Once on location, it takes around an hour to set up and if no mains electricity hookup is available, a generator can be provided.
If you fancy a few pints in a tiny pub, The Shebeen is available to hire and will set you back from €750 ($815) for a day. The firm will also build you your own similarly-proportioned tiny bar from €29,950 ($32,555), plus taxes, and is currently working on the next model, which sports a thatched roof.
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