Marla Kacey wrote:Ooooo! I don't know about the wofati geodome, but that first picture of yours sure got my idea center working! I can see a tiny home inside a geo-greenhouse with a bit of planting space all around the inside. Should at least make winter heating of the home lots easier.
On the wofati geodome, you could always add extra bracing within each triangle. Might also need some serious support inside to hold the dirt back. Interesting idea. I love domes!
Oo, oo! Or perhaps a circular structure of logs just inside the dome where ever pressure would be applied from outside. Kind of like a concave(or is it convex) dam? Any pressure from outside would make the joints stronger.
Oh shoot. How am I going to get to sleep now? This is too cool!
Miles Flansburg wrote:Interesting idea Garrett , I will be following along to see how it might be done . First thought would be in the construction of the joints where the triangle points all come together. That might be a challenge?
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:
Garett Conner wrote:Is the Gapper program still in motion? The ranch that I'm working at is slowing down for the winter and can fly on over at anytime 'til March, maybe longer. I'm thirsty to learn and get my hands dirty.
Yes! We'd really love to have more gappers come through! Though please bear with me as I spell out some caveats about this year and this timing.
Gappers are mostly on their own for food and housing after they arrive, which usually means tent camping. Understandably, not everyone is up for winter camping in Montana. There might not be projects to help with through Paul or Fred this winter, which leaves gappers on their own a lot, or seeing if an ant might like their help. This past year, as an example, most of our gappers have camped in ant village and helped ants with their various projects.
For a bunk indoors, we now have the boots to roots program, though unfortunately that is currently full, with a waiting-list only status at this time.
I so wish we had more indoor bunks to offer apart from the boots to roots program, but there a boat load of reasons why that's not in the cards right now. So while the last thing I want to do is be discouraging, I definitely want to be realistic and up front about what to expect over the winter. I hope that helps!