A WEE IRISH PUB ON WHEELS
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.
The moveable pub comes wellstocked 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 hook-up is available, a generator can be provided.
Company boss John Walsh rents out his Shebeen at €750 a day.
His firm will also build you your own similarly-proportioned tiny bar from €29 950 (R384 000), plus taxes. He said, while it may look like they are leaning on the bar, they are in fact already working on the next model, which sports a thatched roof. — Gizmag.com.
Top: The interior of the little mobile shebeen can fit 10 people, but then there is standing room only. Company boss John Walsh told Gizmag that the pub is based on the shell of a dilapidated 30-year-old caravan.