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Anybody else have a room with no windows?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by JOSHB, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. JOSHB

    JOSHB TRIBE Member

    My apartment is huge, massive even. And I like it. Except I dont have any windows. There is a fake window which is a piece of glass in the wall that (doesn't open) leads to the living room. I have an occelating fan on 24/7 to increase ventilation. Does anyone else have this problem?

    After 8 hours sleep with the door cracked a little, it can get very stuffy. Add a girl and some but sex and I'm sure it'll get a little smelly as well. Should I check out a dehumidifier? An air purifier?
  2. junglegirl

    junglegirl TRIBE Member


    I need windows!!!!
  3. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    Look up for

    Hepa Filters

  4. JOSHB

    JOSHB TRIBE Member

    Mabe that would work...

    With a dehumidifier?
  5. mattt416

    mattt416 TRIBE Member

    i used to have a room with no windows ... even during the day it was so dark that you couldn't see a thing. when i'd wake up at night, i would always be so disoriented that i couldn't tell which way the door was. horrible horrible!! time to get a new room!
  6. junglegirl

    junglegirl TRIBE Member

    I like sleeping in a room with no windows but thats it....
  7. djfear

    djfear TRIBE Member

    Is it even legal to live in a room without a window?

    Last time I checked (around 2000) if there was no window in a bedroom then you're not supposed to rent it. Maybe I'm wrong. I'm not a laywer.
  8. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    I tinfoiled my window so it's dark in my room all the time unless it's open.

    I've got a HUGE window in my room. Blinds did nothing for the light.
  9. Michlerish

    Michlerish Well-Known TRIBEr

    Did you tinfoil it for heat preservation, or to keep light out?

    If it was to keep light out, you could just get some nice looking blinds for the window, and then some heavy drapery for the outside to close when you need darkness (like deep burgundy velvet or something)
  10. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    Yeah, I figured I could do that, but I just went for the 2.99$ solution so my girlfriend could sleep in the morning since she has an problem with light. (Transparent eyelids apparently :p)

    But it did do alot for the morning hot that would happen since my window faces south, and the sun peared in all day long.
  11. gak

    gak TRIBE Member

    I used to have a basement room with no windows...It would screw up my sleeping patterns...I once slept 18 hours...thought it was 12 noon when it was really 12 midnight...
  12. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    if a room doesnt have a window, you can't advertise it as a bedroom.
    so they call it a den, or an office or something to that effect.

    in my first apartment in toronto, my bedroom was tiny and had no windows.
    it thankfully had a really powerful (but insanely loud) fan that would circulate the air.
    that being said, it was a really unhealthy way to live.
    with the fan on, you couldn't hear or see anything. my room was like a sensory deprivation tank. an odd experience to say the least.
  13. MissBlu

    MissBlu TRIBE Member

    The Building Code I am almost 100% sure requires that all bedrooms have windows (because of fires)... I would look this up, but I am too busy here at work... I would definately keep the fan going and get a purifier...
    Thats a shitty buzz...
  14. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

    No it's not I believe ... let alone an entire apartment with no windows.
  15. Michlerish

    Michlerish Well-Known TRIBEr

    air purifiers don't work well if you have a cat(s). it gets all clogged up with cat hair in very little time.

    one of those upright fan/dehumidifiers would work wonders (avail. at Cdn Tire)
  16. Flashy_McFlash

    Flashy_McFlash Well-Known TRIBEr

    Our high school had almost no windows and it was very hard not to get stabby. No natural light makes t(w)eens go crazy.
  17. swilly

    swilly TRIBE Member

    i lived in a basement apartment last janurary with no windows. Lets just say considering i already get S.A.D this was not a good move. I got pretty wierd. My current room in Osaka has no windows and things are starting to get wierd here as well. Stupid company i told them i have S.A.D and they still gave me a room with no windows

    Swillyo Sano
  18. junglegirl

    junglegirl TRIBE Member

    i think no light makes anyone get antsy...i was so happy to move out of a basement apt. cuz it was like dungeon

    everyone was much happier when we moved...including my cat :D
  19. rubytuesday

    rubytuesday TRIBE Member

    Where I live I can sleep for a lot longer than I would normally because it's a basement apartment, 2 windows but no light. It's nice to ignore the world's zeitgebers sometimes and just rest. 18 hours is crazy though.
  20. JOSHB

    JOSHB TRIBE Member

    The legality of not having a window is moot, cause my walls with no windows is in NY. People rent benches here.
  21. MissBlu

    MissBlu TRIBE Member

    Thats America for ya.
  22. JOSHB

    JOSHB TRIBE Member

  23. ila

    ila TRIBE Member

    seriously I'm still mad about the whole experience. when I got to university I was all apeshit about learning in an environment with natural light and fresh air.

    windows are key to healthy living.
  24. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

    On the other hand my university rarely had windows in the lecture halls/rooms. Somehow putting corridors on the outside of the building, or building the building underground made sense.
  25. chooch

    chooch TRIBE Member

    <<imagines that Josh is living in a bunker far beneath the earth's crust>>

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