Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Running Away From Home

I want to run away from home. Well, not really. I want to run away from ticky-tacky. I want to trash this squeezed-on-all-sides-by-neighbors-whose-names-I-don't-know urban existence and go home -- live in the woods with the wildlife. I love wildlife.

I want to live in a hobbit house!

Oooooohhhhh...I could get so into this...solar panels for electric power, well water from a clean, un-bleached and non-fluoridated source, connection to the Mother, no concrete-and-steel, imaginative recycling, not paying an arm and a leg for a compromise between what you really want and what you can afford...

6 Comments:

Blogger Tim said...

Very cool home. Now where can I find the right property to build one beside a lake.... hmmmmmmmm guess I'll have to keep dreaming for now anyways....

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 8:39:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

Canada still has homestead laws on the books. All that unpopulated land in the BC/Alberta mountains is up for grabs...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger Dez said...

Apparently all the publicity has overwhelmed the server. I could not get in.

Thursday, January 25, 2007 9:44:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

Dez: This isn't the first time you haven't been able to access one of my links. You might be blocked for some reason; I had no trouble accessing it. Try copy-and-paste in your address bar:

http://www.simondale.net/house/index.htm

If necessary, you can delete "index.htm" and you'll still get the same site. But you can't delete "house" too. If all else fails, try Googling "simondale" and see what happens.

If any of this works, let me know and I'll do a post on it for other people who might be having the same problems you're having.

Then contact your ISP and see if you're not being blocked from your end...and if so, why...

Friday, January 26, 2007 10:05:00 AM  
Blogger DazzlinDino said...

I REALLY dig this....pun intended. Not so much because of the environment side, but because of the cost idea....it's brilliant....

Friday, January 26, 2007 2:35:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

Aaah...just found this:

http://www.earthship.org/

Years ago, when I still sucked on the glass teat, I saw a special with Dennis Weaver, who, with a few university students, built his own house out of recycled materials...mostly old tires, sand, mud, and scrap wood. I was stunned by its beauty. But you coulda knocked me over with a zephyr at how little it cost!

It's doable. It really is. Until you run afoul of that red tape machine known as city hall, with all their building codes, materiel standards, and lack of imagination.

Saturday, January 27, 2007 12:32:00 PM  

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