Hi all. Fascinating reading and video-watching. After the winter (and heating bills) we have had here in northern Minnesota, wofati is sounding mighty good. I wanted to point out a site that I have been monitoring that has some amazing materials for repurposing. Some of these would be useful for construction, like heavy vinyl from billboards, plastic pool covers, and myriad other neat stuff. The inventory changes daily, and they offer free shipping on a lot of things. Happy building. www.repurposedmaterialsinc.com/
Wow! I was just looking at their site, and I really love the possibilities with some of these components!
I was wondering about repurposing conveyer belt as roof shingles or exterior siding? The heavy rubber is designed for extended outdoor use, and could be lapped just like asphalt shingles or vinyl siding.
The caged tanks seem promising for water cisterns, so long as they were food-grade.
55 Gallon drums are great for filling with water for use as thermal mass. The food grade barrels with bung-holes could be installed in a walpini.
Getting creative, I wonder if, with a little welding, metal drums couldn't be stacked to make good columns for roof support, especially if filled with rammed earth.
Kevin EarthSoul (real, legal name)
Something must be done about this. Let's start by reading this tiny ad: