posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 11:14 AM
The styrofoam dome houses could also be done with paper crete. You mix the paper mache substance in a cement mixer with cement or possibly, as in
cob houses, natural clay or minerals.
I love cob houses, and earthship homes with tires for insulation, and systems set up for naturally utilizing and recycling all of your water.
This is a terrific thread!
Edit to add: I remembered an article about a couple that sewed their own 2000 square foot tent home, with many layers of fabric, for around 5,000
dollars, and built it on a foundation with electricity and plumbing so it may also be possibly to combine this with the others, or put on extra
weather proofing layer on, and keep warmer.
I'm less concerned with hiding, or going unnoticed. To me homes built underground or into solid safe hills, are more about protection from the
elements, solar flares and the like. As far as a mad max , every man for himself kind of survival, we should be concerned for our entire communities
and set up groups to show films, and educate people. Also to collect seeds and pool our resources, our tools, build ham radios and arrange protection
(slingshots, bows and other things if necessary, but not something you just do authomatically)
Its only in community and in ensuring your town survives that you can hold up your head. We need to be cooperative, and also to try and preserve
clean technology so that nothing sends us back to the dark ages, never again does that happen. But for a short period of time, we may have to live as
the natives did. Community, not lone wolf style.
[edit on 11-2-2009 by mystiq]