Win a copy of Grocery Story this week in the City Repair forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
stewards:
  • Mike Jay
  • paul wheaton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Steve Thorn
  • James Freyr
  • Greg Martin
  • Dave Burton
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Dan Boone

dry stack moon gate

 
steward
Posts: 28066
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Likes 7
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
there is talk of trying a small one this weekend:



And then maybe trying a bigger one later:



(source)



(source)



(source)
 
pollinator
Posts: 223
Location: Western North Carolina - Zone 7B stoney
58
hugelkultur dog forest garden trees cooking bee wood heat homestead
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Has there been talk of aligning it to the moon's position during a specific time of year? i.e. equinox or such?
 
paul wheaton
steward
Posts: 28066
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

William Wallace wrote:Has there been talk of aligning it to the moon's position during a specific time of year? i.e. equinox or such?



Nope.  All of the talk has been about getting it to exist at all.

 
master pollinator
Posts: 3467
768
transportation cat duck trees rabbit books chicken woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I really hope you can do that. I have always been nervous about arches, but absolutely love them.

I wished I lived closer, I would be right there for this project.
 
Posts: 93
Location: cornwall, england
12
tiny house books urban
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I was recently in New Grange (goole it)
It is solar aligned and the dry stack has been standing for thousands for years. The inside is still bone dry so if you get it to exist it will likely exist for human scale forever
 
Posts: 12
Location: Jonesboro, United States
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
When ya get to the big stuff, 1,000 pounds up. Just add me to the resource list. Built many adventure golfs on the "hill" caves, retaining walls and waterfalls. Natural stone not gunite. Up to 12 ton, (bout the size of a vw beetle).
 
steward
Posts: 1390
Location: Northwest Montana from Zone 3a to 4b (multiple properties)
212
hugelkultur forest garden hunting books chicken wofati
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Here's how far the project got, which is a good base to finish up on.

 
No more fooling around. Read this tiny ad:
permaculture bootcamp - learn permaculture through a little hard work
https://permies.com/wiki/bootcamp
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!