Burra Maluca wrote:
I think it needs a better title for the thread but I can't think of one yet...
Yeah , those were the first words out of my mouth when I posted it at 2am. I agree. 'Tiny house master drops some knowledge from texas ecovillage' ? that's clunky as hell too. I was way deep into it by the time he started talking about the history of his materials and the energy and man hours involved to produce them.
"50 percent of landfill waste is building materials"
Evidently another benefit of DIY housing?
This video makes me want to find a local lawyer or architect or whatever who would navigate local codes and permitting to expedite legally built tiny houses.
William Bronson wrote: Watched the whole thing. The man knows his materials, he isn't making a blanket recommendedation that older materials are safe.
I don't doubt his experience, but there is a tradeoff in using salvaged materials in safety for costs. Look at 8:30 where he explicitly mentions toxins, unless I interpreted his language incorrectly. There is no way for me to visually determine whether old paint contains lead or not prior to processing (sanding, cutting, etc). Also research asbestos building materials prior to the ban. Laminates, insulation and flooring are of high interests with that regard.
I was amazed at the condition of the lumber anyways Ive got to find my head phones so i ca finish watching.
so I just finished it you can defenently hear the prepper tone come out stronger through the video . Neat Ideas especially fo texas that does not have the most lumber available.
My family is heavily involved in helping to serve the homeless/veteran community up here and this is possible in Montana, outside of the city limits anyway. Putting up a bunch of tiny houses on some acreage and getting folks back on their feet, lots of older places to salvage that would otherwise go to landfilling. The other possibility is wofati style due to the lower energy costs in our colder climate up here compared to Texas. Interesting thoughts, thanks for posting this, Landon.
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