Deagen Demientieff

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ok so i plasterd and plastic the whole earthbag house here in north pole alaska but we got slammed with a snow storm! i did cut just enough moss for the roof but i guess my earthbag home wont be insulated! i might pile snow against the walls to act as a insulator but im going to focus on the interior for now! ill build a arctic entryway then ill build the rmh but for now im totally screwd! winter usually doesnt come till mid october but it came early this year putting a damper on my production
3 years ago
yurts are fun to build and really easy once you get the hang of it! my advice from experience is to build it as close to the native mongolian style! its more convienent for nomad living! avoid nut and bolts snd use lots of strong little bits of rope to tie 8 ft sapplings into a lattice! DONT forget the tension band thats a key element! and for the skylight you can recycle a drum from a drumset! you can usually find some cheap and they are steamed wood made from maple and very strong! then add a door and whatever covering you want. if you want it insulated you can get tons of blankets and about 4 really long pieces of rope and tie it all around your yurt to keep the blankets in place. then go to walmart and for 200 to 300 bucks you can get a 30x50ft pvc tarp to cut and cover tour yurt! overall cost should be lesd than 500 dollars if you cut snd strip all your own saplings! i usually make my yurts from birch saplings in alaska. i dont live in them but they are fun to party in
3 years ago
2000 bags is nice what dimensions are they? would you be willing to accept 150$ worth of bitcoin for them? would you ship them to alaska if i paid you extra for shipping?
3 years ago
steven! go earthbag. you will save money and your house will be stronger! its a lot more work but its worth it!
3 years ago
this is awsome! some people make you lose spoons by being around them! i need more spoony people in my life
3 years ago
i also used pallets to plaster over my eartbag walls and connect my roof to the walls! i framed a squatre and used pallets to shim out the difference! then the roof was stuck in place after the plaster dried! heres a picture to better describe what im talking about!
3 years ago
cob
i love pallets! the reason why is the way the wood is spaces and they are squared! they are kinda like 17th century style lathes the wood is spaced perfectly aparty to just plaster over! here in alaska iam building a arctic entryway out of palets and just plastering right over them with 3 parts sand 1 part lime and lots of straw
3 years ago
cob
reed canary grass is the best.,,,,
3 years ago
either is good in my opinion! with hard work you can adapt a forest land to be farm land or build a biodome greenhouse ect. if you are provideing for a family i would go with farmland if i had the option. it really depends niether one is better than the other and you can adapt! its all about living a self sustainable lifestyle my friend. once you do that your put of the unsustainable sytem most of the modern world lives in
3 years ago
also i forgot to mention if you want a rmh they usually work best in the middle of a yurt. check out TEGMART and get a thermoelectric generator to but on top to charge a battery bank deep cell batterys are only 100 bucks a piece and it could give you over 10 hours of uv lights! MAKE SURE you have extra braceing where you decide to put you rmh because those babys are heavy!
3 years ago