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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.
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Sitting in driveway
Sitting in driveway
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Jacking up one corner
Jacking up one corner
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Jacking up a second corner (supply of scrap blocks in wagon)
Jacking up a second corner (supply of scrap blocks in wagon)
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Leveled view from the end
Leveled view from the end
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Leveled view from the front
Leveled view from the front
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I certify this BB is complete!

 
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Here is my skid. I wanted to do this before the building was built because of how much easier it would be to lift the logs up with a jack.

Here is a photo showing the structure

More can be found here https://permies.com/t/165626
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Picture with out all of the wood one it. Also showing the cedar posts i used as footings
Picture with out all of the wood on it. Also showing the cedar posts i used as footings
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before rocks were added
before rocks were added
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Before rocks
Before rocks
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Before rocks
Before rocks
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Moving rocks with the dolly
Moving rocks with the dolly
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Another rock with the dolly
Another rock with the dolly
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Cleaned up a bit and took photos of all of the rocks
Cleaned up a bit and took photos of all of the rocks
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Showing the rocks
Showing the rocks
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Showing the rocks
Showing the rocks
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Note: A bit of an edge case since the structure isn't built yet but it's so big it was probably more work and involved the same skills

 
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Holy smokes, Mike! That is the cutest farm stand I have ever seen!!! Are those pallet boards for the siding? I'd like to put a similar siding on my she shed. Did you plane them? are they all flat, side by side, or did you fit them together with a tonge and groove method?
 
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Thanks!  They are pallet boards, unplaned and just touching one another.  I figured I had enough overhang that they didn't need to be fancy and a bit of airflow would be beneficial.  It got blown over backwards in some wind this week and took a bit of work to get lifted back up.  But it held together without noticeable damage
 
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Here's my submission to the bb make a rock foundation. I did it under the little skiddable coop i have.

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