lee kibler

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since Jul 30, 2013
Grew up in a the outskirts of the suburbs of the smallest town in the state of South Carolina.  Traveled all over the place and now I live in the land of oil spills and hurricanes.
Elberta, ALABAMA (5 miles to Gulf of Mexico)
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Very interesting idea. I live in a very wet climate and half of my property has a shallow confining clay layer that results in death to shrubs during the winter. Perhaps Hugelkultur would allow me to utilize this property more fully? However I don't know how long the wood would last on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. I guess I should use freshly cut large diameter logs in order to extend the life of the Hugelkulur? What do you think? Or just build a pond and go with it?
5 years ago
Yes I am going to put it on the market. The county is paving the road in front of my current home so taxes are going to go up as well. Gonna start looking for land.... I've seen several ICF homes around here. The only weakness is they stick built the roofs. I eliminated ICF and SIP's because of the termite factor. Native termites shouldn't be a problem but the Formosan buggers are a whole different story. If we could just get the termites to eat the COGON GRASS everything would be grand!!!


5 years ago
First post (heavy pod cast consumer)-- I'm a bit of a tech geek who like simple things.

I'm currently living in a conventional stick built brick clad 1800 sq ft house with asphalt shingles on 4.5 ac of land. The problem is that I live 5 miles as a crow flies from the Gulf of Mexico and the insurance idiots are making me very sad. (Hurricane Ivan paid me a serious visit in 2003)

The house will be free and clear from the bank on March of 14.

Options: 1) Stick it out here and continue to pay the beast. 2) Sell out and get about 10-15 ac. of land further inland and build a smaller home and try have more flexibility. (permaculture)


I'm leaning towards option 2. Has anyone used this material before : http://www.crescoconcrete.com/ Looks Hurricane/Formosan proof? Comments?
5 years ago
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