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#1 Reverend Blair OFFLINE  

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 11:50 AM

I'm always interested in people who build things a little differently. Straw bale houses, walls made from old tires filled with compacted dirt...these things intrigue me.

This morning I ran across this: Dan Phillips: Creative houses from reclaimed stuff | Video on TED.com

I'm not sure I could adjust to the idea of things being out of square or off-level, but I like the idea of re-using old materials.
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Posted December 25, 2010 - 11:59 AM

Thanks for the video,that's just friggin' cool.:D

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 12:04 PM

That was really neat!

Thanks for posting that

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 12:41 PM

Loved it. Thanks.

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 12:46 PM

Thanks for the link Rev! THAT guy is thinking waaaaaaay outside the box...and I like it! However the German in me would have a hard time with a lot of his ideas LOL! Definitely some food for thought!

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 01:31 PM

However the German in me would have a hard time with a lot of his ideas LOL!


I'm right there with on that one...... Love the idea, but I could never live that way..... I wish I could.

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 04:16 PM

Great speaker. Thanks for sharing that one.

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Posted December 25, 2010 - 04:49 PM

Thanks for the link Rev! THAT guy is thinking waaaaaaay outside the box...and I like it! However the German in me would have a hard time with a lot of his ideas LOL! Definitely some food for thought!


Maybe it's the German, maybe it's just having experience dealing with out-of-square things is a pain in the butt. I have three levels and two squares. It drives me crazy when people don't bother to get things level, square, and plumb. It especially drives me crazy when I have to deal with what they left.

Still, reusing stuff is cool if it can be done in the right way. I made a planter or the rhubarb out of old truck tires, for instance. I made a potting bench from and old stainless steel shallow darkroom sink and a planter from a deep sink. I'm going to be making a flower bed from some old glass blocks too. When I built the new shed, it was all new lumber made square though.




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