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Old 08-16-2013, 11:08 AM   #1021
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great twist on a shipping container house

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Old 08-31-2013, 07:05 AM   #1022
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Found an interesting tumbler site, cabin porn.

Some cool stuff.
http://cabinporn.com/archive

Climbers cabin on Mt Blance:

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Old 08-31-2013, 08:34 AM   #1023
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Are you referring to designs without plumbing or sewer lines? Simple living, alright. I got a kick out of him saying that the wind, rain, sun determined the shape of the building. "It's gonna be square." What about the wind? "It's gonna be square." What about the rain? "It's gonna be square." What about the sun??.... It is a very slick project though. Nicely executed.
Well, it seems like most of these are not designed as permanent homes but as vacation/weekend places - that size and with that little supporting hardware, it means that upkeep is minimized.

Well, design - let's face it, the manufactured world is quite square cornered - I used to have this discussion with my design teams - "You can make that fucker any shape you want, but the equipment that goes inside comes in rectangular pieces shaped like cartons - no curves....but you goahead and I'll make the best of what you leave me to work with". And then they wonder why their kitchen design SUCKED.

So-called "organic" shapes and designs are cool to look at, but fail to appreciate that to fit a square peg into a curved hole costs much more, and often is the gift that keeps on giving, since any future changes are locked into custom work.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:35 AM   #1024
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Found an interesting tumbler site, cabin porn.

Some cool stuff.
http://cabinporn.com/archive

Climbers cabin on Mt Blance:
Mt. Blanc...and I'll bet that's a wild place in an avalance...watching from the window!

That shape and size is no doubt due to it being helicoptered into position....
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:38 PM   #1025
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That shape and size is no doubt due to it being helicoptered into position....

HA!!!
My first thought was it was a plane crash re-purposed into a cabin
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:29 AM   #1026
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Figured this needed a bump - went to Plimoth plantation last weekend to see some tiny houses

Wompanoag house of the type in existence when the Mayflower landed.



Early settler home from 17th century



Both small inside but both cosy.



What was interesting to me is how similar the native American house was to houses from stoneage England

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Old 09-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #1027
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Anglo-Saxon village in the UK



Interesting to compare this village based on one from 650AD to the Wompanoag homes or even the settlers homes. If something isn't broken and all that
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #1028
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Anglo-Saxon village in the UK



Interesting to compare this village based on one from 650AD to the Wompanoag homes or even the settlers homes. If something isn't broken and all that
Well, up to about the industrial revolution, building materials were hard to make if they did not come pre-cut - log houses are wasteful, but not as wasteful as whipsawing boards when you are scratching a living....

Machinery, transportation machinery changed housing constrution, gov't infrastructure - water systems, sewer systems, etc. allowed urban development...etc.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:26 AM   #1029
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http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily...155016341.html
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:29 AM   #1030
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Nice article

I can see a market in what my Grandmother used to call "crackerbox houses"
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:42 PM   #1031
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Tiny Barn.

I've been working on a small house for a few months, and slowly making progress. This was originally a 4-stall pole barn, that had not held livestock for over 20 years.

This is what it looked like outside.


And here's what it looked like inside.

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Old 11-16-2013, 04:44 PM   #1032
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The first step was to get the inside cleaned out of the stalls and other assorted crap.



And then, get a floor installed so that I had a place to work to put tools that wasn't a giant pile of dirt. The Amish I hired did a great job and knocked out the floor in less than a day.



Here's the finished floor, ready to go.

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Old 11-16-2013, 04:48 PM   #1033
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Then, I needed to figure out the floor layout, so I moved the Mama Bear Fisher stove into the room to figure it out. It's not going to stay, there, I am moving it into a corner, as it was simply too much in the way where I originally placed it.



Then, I began to replace the stall doors. I am going to keep one stall for my Kubota, leaving me three doors and stalls to work with. I wanted a center door, and two sets of windows, so using some old windows repurposed from my house, I began the work.

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Old 11-16-2013, 04:49 PM   #1034
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Here's the finished windows on both sides, they don't open, but they will let in plenty of light, which was sorely lacking before.



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Old 11-16-2013, 04:52 PM   #1035
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The next steps are going to be framing in a front door, and building a batten door, and then closing in the end of the space, using an ugly door from Lowe's.




Once I get the space closed in, I'll begin working on the stove. I am sure I'll be needing the heat soon.
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