paul wheaton wrote:I also think that when the boots have been here for a year, their overall forward velocity is three times more than somebody that has been here for just a few weeks.
Joe Hawk wrote:This is from the $50 Underground Home which is post and beam and has the same back patio as well. The guy who wrote that book lives in Northern Idaho. Now Bounter County is starting the building code enforcement harassment. Which means they have the Globalist Agenda's going on. They don't let you build these homes and the author of that book was made to move out of that home. It's still there but more as a museum type building to show how viable it is to live in these cheap structures. Your Wofati is a much more spacious looking structure than his but it works being underground.
Woodland. The word "forest" suggests "forestry" which embraces a lot of things I don't care for. The word "woodland" reminds me of Ben Law's excellent books The Woodland Way: A Permaculture Approach to Sustainable Woodland Management and The Woodland Year. A forest is .... used. A woodland is .... something that you are part of. Well, the key to making this word the highest priority is that this whole design would be silly if not built on, or very near, a woodland.
Mike Oehler. 80% of my design is standing on the rather brilliant shoulders of Mike Oehler.
Freaky-cheap. There are lots of easy ways to design a house that is even more costly than Oehler's original design. In fact, Oehler is moving in that direction. He has been called on to design several houses and his designs have evolved into replacing some polyethylene with the more expensive EPDM (pond liner). He has also introduced the use of some commercial insulation. I, on the other hand, have come up with things that meet the same concerns that end up costing even less. I've run these ideas by Mike and he agrees that they are sound! (Yeah baby!)
Annualized Thermal Inertia. John Hait's book is called "Passive Annual Heat Storage" - but what the title leaves out is that this design also brings a great deal of cooling in the summer. I think the phrase "Annualized Thermal Inertia" is more accurate.
So .... W.O.F.A.T.I. .... but even though it is an acronym, I prefer "wofati". Ahhhhh .... the joys of making stuff up as you go ....
Jen Tuuli wrote:Worked on the design for the Cooper Cabin bathroom this morning. It's coming along. Can probably start rounding up materials to build the wall + toilet/sink cabinets next week. I think I'll be helping out with the Dock lighting in the Library first as well as the lighting in the classroom.
If ya'll see anything crazy with the design, lemme know. The missing walls already exist, which is why I don't have them in the design. The bathroom door opens out. The toilet enclosure (the big box) opens toward you when you're coming into the room. I think I'm gonna build removable steps to get up to the toilet seat. Seems like the easiest way to handle so many constraints in here. The little box is the sink cabinet, which will have a foot pump and 5 gallon bucket for water. There's an existing gray water pipe in the floor under it to let that go outside. The pipe under the window in the toilet enclosure is for the urine diverter; the pipe exists already.
Nicole Alderman wrote:..."paint stir sticks?! I never would have though to use those!" ...
Think of how stupid the average person is. And how half of them are stupider than that. - Carlin But who reads this tiny ad?
Uncle Mud Tour of Liberator Rocket Heater's New (to them) Factory in Historic Bourbon Missouri.https://permies.com/t/187718/permaculture-projects/Uncle-Mud-Tour-Liberator-Rocket