I am designing (mostly in my head) an Oehler home with clestories and uphill Patio, multiple levels and all. I have land given to me by my grandmother who would love to see an eco house of any kind be built . The land is a hill with a leveled off "step" on the south side about half way up which g-ma had built hoping one day for her house to go there. the soil is a red dirt with higher than average clay content but not so much that it is slick. I came across a few problems while reading his book some of which is answered on these forum pages. one problem was the clestrories which I really liked but in order for water to drain downhill it would meet one of the drip boards. I think I found a solution which is showed in my crappy drawings hopefully under this message. Any way look at my pictures and tell me what you think. And yes I draw like a Kindergartner.
I can see it fine but I know nothing about how this website works.An administrator may be able to help you .Its not really worth looking at any way. Unless you have an imagination and appreciate fingerpaints.
posted 8 years ago
I have a 3 year old, I can appreciate finger paints .