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Old 10-20-2008, 08:47 PM   #26
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wow!! thats amazing!!!!

we all need to do that!! Beautiful!! Thanks!!
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:26 PM   #27
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Oh WOW! I am totally taken with that, not only is it perfect for living away from mass civilisation and being at one with nature, but it's beautiful! Am smitten! I know what I'm working towards with those positve thoughts now thank you for posting that Carol, has made my day!!!
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:20 PM   #28
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wow!!!
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:37 PM   #29
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That was an awesome post...I have a few more ideas for those of us in urban or suburban areas not willing or able to build something of this nature...

Here are a few links:

http://www.bungalowinabox.com/index.html

These two links are for portable homes...you can just take off and have your functional home hitched up behind you...

http://thefoldinghome.com/

http://habitaflex.com/index.php?tabs=H|H

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Old 10-21-2008, 02:00 AM   #30
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Yes this house feels comfortable.
All in all, it cost you 3000 Euros?
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:24 AM   #31
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I love it! Unfortunately the building departments in the state of oregon where I live would have a cow if someone tried to build something like this. I could see the troubles getting an ok just to start. But Man I love this.
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:18 AM   #32
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Lots of good info on this topic. Thanks, Sylph 16, for posting the links to the simple foldable buildings manufactured in Canada. I wonder why more aren't content with simpler, smaller dwellings? Why expend so much life energy to pay for a McMansion just because it's what all the neighbors have?

We borrowed $10,000 from FHA in 1972 to build our first house, the two of us contributing as much or more in sweat equity. It was beautiful; we used our own designs and imaginative decorating. Some of our friends actually quit coming to visit when they realized we owed less than they did for their unattractive trailer homes. Our payment was $54.00 a month. Just to put things in perspective, three decades later.

The real story was how liberating it was to build our own nest. We felt we could do anything after that. It unleashed the creative will to mold and shape our own destiny.

I think our world is crying for the freedom to break loose from restricting building codes and cookie-cutter dwellings and usurious financing that enslaves us forever. And the time-freedom to create different ideas of coming together as community.

This forum is an excellent start!
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:32 AM   #33
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:34 AM   #34
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:36 AM   #35
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Occasionally I put this one on my desktop.
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:37 AM   #36
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Hmmmm, I think I would place the tiles on a diagonal.....
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:31 PM   #37
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Absolutely stunning! Wonderful work by so many! This is so inspirational! I've been dreaming along these lines for years. The day will come.

I have a question...I wonder if anyone knows the answer. Two of the posts had photographs of roundish roofs made of logs, with a circular skylight at the center. Both of these incorporated the beams tangentially rather than radially. The effect is beautiful, and what I'm wondering is whether there is an inherent strength advantage in a round roof using tangential rather than radial beams. In the case of a bicycle wheel, the tangential spoke is far superior. My guess is the same would apply to a roof. Anyone?
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:16 PM   #38
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:43 AM   #39
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