At work we always have to write the dreaded user and functional requirements. Surprisingly, I am doing it willingly. Even though #1 is an assumption for me since I am part alien and don’t tolerate Earth’s biomolecular chemistry, I was inspired by the recent posts about allergies in Gadget’s Airstream Chronicles and Tour of America blogs to list it outright.
#1 Allergan free (or as much as possible): No rugs, minimal curtains, hypoallergenic cushions and pillows, careful choice on chemical use, no perfume, cats, or smoking at any time.
#2 Minimal weight: Use materials that are light weight, well distributed in the trailer. Better for environment and budget, less wear and tear, smaller tow vehicle needed, less gas used.
#3 Utility independence: Efficient 12V and gas appliances, quiet electric re-generation allowing for boondocking, cheaper camping and more parking options.
#4 Comfortable and convenient sleeping arrangement for two not-small people and occasional guest, both big and small.
#5 A place to eat and play cards for four (dinette conversion).
#6 Organized and ergonomic work space with a curbside view: chair with good back support and proper desk height, storage options, layout that accomodates for laptop, dock, network, printer, audio/visual, easy off switch for things that stay on.
#7 Simple aesthetics: My taste or lack thereof, not whats en vogue
#8 Dog friendly: Fred and Jade just ganged up on me and reminded me that I had to mention this one.
#9 Vintage Airstream: Keep look and feel whenever not contrary to first eight items.
Any other suggestions?