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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Building.

Skiddable structures are great, you can drag 'em just about anywhere. Now you got it there, you need to level it. Rocks to the rescue! Build a level "foundation" under your skiddable structure, to both level it and slow rotting of the skids.


To get certified for this BB, do and post the following pics:  

-Show image(s) of the shed before work
-Action shot
-Show image(s) of leveled shed
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so, is the only way to badge in natural building to be able to, for example, skid a structure ? Second question, what about work we have already completed ?



 
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Debi Baker wrote:so, is the only way to badge in natural building to be able to, for example, skid a structure ? Second question, what about work we have already completed ?



It only works if you have the required pics.  Did you take the required pics?
 
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This BB takes a while if you don't have a skiddable structure!  So first I built a skiddable "farm stand" in the driveway.  Then we wheeled it out by the mailbox and leveled it.

It's definitely sturdy enough to skid, I just put wheels under it so that we could roll it with people power instead of hooking up the garden tractor.  And so I wouldn't mark up the driveway or yard.  We also don't have rocks around our place.  In digging about 80 post holes I've accumulated about a 5 gallon bucket of gravel and two rocks the size of a basketball.  So I dug out the spare/repurposed/used blocks and bricks we keep for jobs like this and put them to use.
Sitting-in-driveway.jpg
Sitting in driveway
Sitting in driveway
Jacking-up-one-corner.jpg
Jacking up one corner
Jacking up one corner
Jacking-up-a-second-corner-(supply-of-scrap-blocks-in-wagon).jpg
Jacking up a second corner (supply of scrap blocks in wagon)
Jacking up a second corner (supply of scrap blocks in wagon)
Leveled-view-from-the-end.jpg
Leveled view from the end
Leveled view from the end
Leveled-view-from-the-front.jpg
Leveled view from the front
Leveled view from the front
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I certify this BB is complete!

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