Toby Woodbury

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since Mar 22, 2011
Wayland,Missouri
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I'm selling my quonset hut type building kit. It's never been assembled and all there to the best of my knowledge. It is the equivalent of two or three pallets but weighs a lot. Buyer would have to haul and you would need a heavy duty trailer. I was going to turn it into a home but due to unforseeable events in my personal life I find it is now time to sell off most of my belongings and go on a journey to find myself. There are some really cool and interesting homes made from these types of buildings. Or you could use it for more common purposes such as hay storage, livestock shelter, machine shed, tractor barn, etc. I know that this isn't the prefered green or sustainable design most of us would want but it is an affordable and quick way to have a home even if you used it as a temp. home while you built your residence. I am asking what I paid which is $10,000 and that is only half of what Steelmasters would charge. Here is a video of the building process just to give you an idea.


Please help a young (25), recently single, desperate permie free himself of debt and free my soul. I'm located in Wayland, Missouri 63472.

By the way I am hoping to join a community or farm later this year to learn hands on the permie organic way and I love sustainable building methods and The Pattern Language is my favorite design book. If you know of anywhere I might fit in or needs an extra hand soon Please let me know.
thanks for the apology greggd but none is needed. im sorry that you thought that i was a smart ass i did not mean to be one sincerely. the problem  with the internet is that tones do not get conveyed properly. It is easy to misunderstand someone . Honestly I just wanted to help you and was confused because psp is a term that oehler coined and I assumed that you read his book but hadn't included that in your text.I also want to build a modified oehler type psp home myself and I was trying to suggest some info I had found useful. Anyway remember that everyone here is here because we share the same interests and if someone is an a** maybe you misunderstood them. also maybe I can't convey my thoughts easily to be understood by others I am realy a peaceful friendly guy. And my name is toby woodbury from wayland missouri so im not hiding anything
7 years ago
If you know the term PSP then you must also have already read Oehlers book the 50 dollar and up underground house. other than that Oehlers dvd's and the collection of posts on this forum are the only places i've seen psp mentioned. Rob Roy has a book "the Earth Sheltered House" that is somewhat  useful (living roof and waterproofing at least) although his home is bermed not pit like you want.
7 years ago
I love Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Allman Bros. Grateful Dead and many more of the goodies that everyone knows. But here is one that few know His name is William Whitmore and he is from montrose Iowa. He is young but sings like an 60 year old farmer from 100 years ago. His songs remind me of home (he grew up about 30 miles from where I did)  and good friends and loving family.
Seriously check him out.  http://youtu.be/DG3Oln7sgjU
Also Mason Jennings is awesome. http://youtu.be/6DTiJHnF8tY
And then there is Old Crow Medicine Show http://youtu.be/1gX1EP6mG-E and http://youtu.be/33lfmCgxdAw
7 years ago
art
Sure I could send you one or two. message me on here or send me an email with your address . I would diffently like to find some use for these. I checked out your website and you are quite gifted I love how you mix art with architecture. Great job.
7 years ago
Although you already probably have it done I know Foxfire books have a chapter about making a split-rail fence. Foxfire is perhaps the best resource for the Homesteader
7 years ago
In my area, Oldtimers say they plant a property line with hedge(osage orange) about 3 feet apart. They wait until the trees ar 6 to 12 inches in circumfernce then cut it off maybe a foot from the ground. In one season that stump will shoot up dozens of new branches straight up. Then they wait a few more years until those branches are 2 or 3 inches circum.  and cut half them off in front and back but leave the ones closest to the other hedges and weave the cut branches between the still living ones. Repeat for awhile and since hedge is very rot resistit and thorny plus the new branches that will intertwine on their own it won't be long before your hedge is "Hog tight and Horse high"
7 years ago
I can see it fine but I know nothing about how this website works.An administrator may be able to help you .Its not really worth looking at any way. Unless you have an imagination and appreciate fingerpaints.
7 years ago
The cheapest floor I know of is Oehlers method of just leveling the dirt then lay a moisture barrier (plastic sheeting) then carpet over that. You get the softness of the earth but kept dry and clean by the plastic barrier. I mean imagine waking up every day and swinging your feet over the side of the bed and stepping on that warm solid terra firma. I can't imagine anything better.
7 years ago
Foundation is what I thought of too. I thought that most earthbags were filled within like 5 feet of the structure so there wouldn't be a need to move them. I am not planning on using these so if any one else would like to try it we may be able to work something out (trade for books) or you could ceck your local foundry, most areas have at least a pattern shop that may use these bags also, and see if they would like to donate to community sponsered recycling program or something. I thought that since these are so big, that ten of these would elimanate the need for 100 bags or so.
7 years ago