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  • Yurt

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  • Steel Container

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  • Monolithic Dome

    9 42.86%
  • None

    7 33.33%
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    3 14.29%
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    Re: Would you live in one of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    In line with the OP...I would say the operative word is "would you"...now...by choice, would I? No. But if it were a choice between homeless or something like this? Sure...Ive lived in canvas tents in 136 degree tents and gravel floors...I think I could 'rough it' in something like this for a while.
    True, I'm just curious of if someone would consider any of these for permanent housing.
    They all can be made with modern comforts in mind.
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    Re: Would you live in one of these?

    Scott Adams (Dilbert creator) recently wrote a piece for the WSJ chronicling the horrors of trying to build an eco-friendly house. It's worth a read

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    You want to build a green home, too. So you find an architect, show him the magazine and say, "Give me one just like this."

    Good luck with that.

    Your architect only knows how to design homes using materials that his local planning commission is likely to approve. But he wants the job, so he tries hard to talk you out of using twigs, pinecones and abandoned bird nests. He tells you that no builder will build it. He tells you it won't get approved by the city. He tells you it won't stand up to earthquakes, hurricanes or termites. But you persist. You're saving the Earth, damn it. No one said it would be easy.

    So the architect—and later your building engineer, too—each asks you to sign a document saying you won't sue them when beavers eat a load-bearing wall and your entire family is crushed by forest debris. You make the mistake of mentioning this arrangement to your family, and they leave you. But you are not deterred because you're saving the planet, damn it. You'll get a new family. A greener one.

    Your next hurdle is the local planning commission. They like to approve things that are similar to things they've approved before. To do otherwise is to risk unemployment. And the neighbors don't want to live next to a house that looks like a compost pile. But let's say, for the sake of this fascinating story, that everyone in the planning commission is heavily medicated with medical marijuana and they approve your project over the objections of all of your neighbors, except for the beavers, who are suspiciously flexible. Now you need a contractor who is willing to risk his career to build this cutting-edge structure.

    Good luck with that.

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    Re: Would you live in one of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Scott Adams (Dilbert creator) recently wrote a piece for the WSJ chronicling the horrors of trying to build an eco-friendly house. It's worth a read

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    This isn't about eco-friendliness either.

    Most, if not all, of these structures are approved by international build standards or are in the process of approval.
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    Re: Would you live in one of these?

    No I would not. Real estate is more than just a home, it's an investment. I would not bother with a place unless I was pretty sure I could sell it someday easily and for a profit.

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    Re: Would you live in one of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Would you live in one(or all) of these structures as a means of permanent housing?

    Yurt.


    Shipping container home.



    Monolithic dome.
    I would if I had to. I would want something bigger if I was raising a family though. Also, I would hope that there was a bathroom, kitchen, and other modern things.

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    Re: Would you live in one of these?

    I think your choice would very much depend on the climate of where you live. I live in a dry, Mediterranean climate. Steel containers would be unbearably hot in summer, bone-crackingly cold in winter, but they wouldn't rust.

    Quite a few people round here live in yurts, a few in tipis and even more in caves. Caves are the best. They maintain an interior temperature of around 20 degrees (68F) year round, irrespective of what the temperature is outside. Brilliant!

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    Re: Would you live in one of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Caves are the best. They maintain an interior temperature of around 20 degrees (68F) year round, irrespective of what the temperature is outside. Brilliant!
    On the (-) side... you're always looking out for bears. And if you happen to be female, you get rather sick of being clubbed over the head by your husband and dragged out by your hair.

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    Re: Would you live in one of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    On the (-) side... you're always looking out for bears. And if you happen to be female, you get rather sick of being clubbed over the head by your husband and dragged out by your hair.
    Here in Spain we have neither bears nor husbands. That's just the way we roll.

    Although the inhabitants of these cave-houses are known as trogloditos.
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    Re: Would you live in one of these?

    Mother Earth News had an article about Grain Bin homes in August.


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    Re: Would you live in one of these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Mother Earth News had an article about Grain Bin homes in August.

    That looks really nice! Remind me, where's August?
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