I hate to burst your bubble

I came across a “bubble car” in Yolo County this week. I’ve never seen such a thing and I’m still not too sure what the real purpose of this bubble is either. Do you have any ideas? No matter what the reason, I do wonder how neighbors feel about the bubble. Many times when a home owner steps outside the lines of neighborhood conformity, it can bother residents and sometimes even impact property value depending on what is done. An effect on value would likely involve a permanent change rather than something like the bubble. But still, this scenario brings up an important conversation about conformity.

Would it bother you if your neighbors had a “bubble” in their driveway? Where do you draw the line for what is acceptable and not in a neighborhood?

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Comments

  1. says

    Hey Ryan,

    The first thing that came to mind was the “Jetson’s”, something George would bring home. It’s probably something to protect the car from the elements. The real question is, “what kind of car is under it?”

    Michael

    • says

      Classic reference, Michael. The first thing I thought of was the movie “Bubble Boy”. You’re right that it is likely designed to protect the car from the elements. In all my years of inspecting houses, this is the only “bubble” I’ve come across. I’d be curious to hear what neighbors and onlookers think of the bubble.

  2. says

    He likes bubbles and apparently Christmas decorations. I can’t imagine keeping kids off that thing … it’s like a big bubble wrap that is just waiting for a big needle. *pop … fsssssst* ~ My guess is the same as yours for health and element protection. So my teasing is all in fun 🙂

    • says

      This would be too tempting for kids in my neighborhood. I wonder if it could actually serve as a solar oven if you remove the car. Maybe have a neighborhood solar BBQ. Bring your food at 9am and come back at 5pm when it’s ready… Thanks Heather.

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