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paul wheaton
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Here are my skiddable structures in order of creation (I think):



First, the skiddable/draggable electric fence wires and battery box




the skiddable pig shelter




the skiddable goat shelter




the farrowing hut duplex




skiddable bee hut





Those were all on mount spokane. Designed and built by me. 2001 to 2005. The following are all on wheaton labs, I was involved in the design, but I didn't build any of these.



skiddable pooper #1





skiddable pooper #2

... uh .... I guess we don't have even one good picture of it ....



skiddable shower

(wow - this is an old pic. the showers have now been through several upgrades)





skiddable cabin / porta-cabin / the love shack





skiddable woodshed





The ultimate skiddable bee hut




The poop sled

 
Julia Winter
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OK, I'll bite.

What's a poop sled?
 
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Julia Winter wrote:OK, I'll bite.

What's a poop sled?



A place to store "material" for two years when it will then be safe, one spring, to put at the base of a "poop beast".

The design of this sled is to keep the containers dry and out of the sun. And to keep them out of view.

It is possible that there could be some industrious people that will attempt experiments with some of the containers. Maybe some will try red wigglers or earthworms, some BSFL, some different sorts of composting agents, some EM .... each of these would be an attempt to remove the C and N and put that back into the atmosphere. I think there are pros and cons to this path. I prefer the idea that we keep the C and N in a form that can safely build our soils.

 
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OK, that makes sense. Do you get BSF there, or would you have to keep them safe through the winter?

I like the slighly curved roof - very wabi-sabi.
 
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Mining claims aren't allowed to have permanent structures on them.  40 Years ago it was common for placer miners to build one or two room cabins (often with sleep lofts)on skids on their claims where they and their families lived during the summer while working the claim.  (Some lived there all the time). 

The cabins were theoritically portable (and often actually were, since the miners usually had some kind of big bull dozer that could drag the cabin away, (especially after things froze up in the winter). 

An alternate portable structure I used to see in Southeast Alaska was cabins built on rafts owned by logging families that would anchor in the inlet where they were logging for months or years at a time. 

I've heard that the Feds have cracked down on these kinds of practices.  Lamentable but understandable.  Nothing upsets a bureaucrat more than independant people living their lives in ways that don't agree with his vision! 


 
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