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Originally posted by dominicus
You better rethink the cob house if your acreage is in Canada. Cob will not withstand the Canadian winters (especially the lows + winds). Cob is good for places like new mexico, Cali, Florida, the Carolinas.... But the Insulation value of even 2 foot wide wells will not be enough for your winter needs.
Your better off doing a strawbale house. Thats one of the only styles that will keep you toasty in the winter and can be budget friendly.
Im doing the same thing as you, only my acreage will be in the Appallachian Mountains. I was looking at cob for years, got books, studied, and visited some...but many owners tell me its good for 3 seasons but for winter its just too cold.
Straw bale is the way to go for your climate
Originally posted by Sp33d
This is Awesome. Congrats on your purchase and your new land. Your the proud owner of serenity.
One more thing: Are you accepting roommate applications!?!?! I'm a hard worker and I love that kinda lifestyle. When and where can I pitch in. I got 4k i cna donate
If my family were hungry, I wouldn’t think twice about climbing over a neighbor’s fence to steal a chicken or two. If our neighbors were hungry, I would expect them to do the same. Given this, none of us can feel secure about our own food supply until the food supplies of our neighbors and communities are also secure. If we use what we learn while producing our own food to help our community members produce food of their own, we can take great strides toward reaching community food security. Read more: www.motherearthnews.com...
Originally posted by Greensage
My question would be that if you still owe on the land how can you build on it legally? I have always been under the impression that land must be paid for prior to building. Maybe that is based on State-to-State laws.
Also, what happens when the Dollar collapses prior to pay-off? Who owns it then? Does this give the "authority" to remove people and displace them as they see fit?
I do like the homes! I have thought about a Yurt because it can be moved and is roughly about $17,000 fully loaded.
However, at this point, I am fully confident that none of us are going to make it and those that do can simply pick and choose what is left and live where ever they want.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
One more thing I thought I would do if I was ever able to build my dream home retreat was to include a Russian oven as the centerpiece. Basically, it's a massive brick maze that helps trap the heat inside. I found one video that shows it.
I have heard that such ovens only require adding fuel every couple of days and that they will hold heat for up to 3 days even after the fire is out. If it works in Siberia it should work for you as well.
Might be a bit costly on bricks but the fuel savings would probably cover the costs in a just a few years.
Originally posted by hederahelix
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