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10-sided Timber Frame Structure in UK



I sent you a few photos back in summer of a small oak framed structure with a thatched/ shingled roof.
   I thought I would share with you a project I have just completed. The geometric patterns created in this 10 sided structure are amazing!
   I had 11 building craft apprentices working with me from the Prince's Foundation for Building Community.

Jonny Briggs
jonnybriggsjoinery.co.uk



Artist's Survival Shack

"ON AUGUST 1, 2013, ADAM STENNETT BEGAN A MONTH-LONG INSTALLATION / ENDURANCE PERFORMANCE LIVING AND WORKING IN A 6.5 X 9.5 FOOT, OFF THE GRID ARTIST SURVIVAL SHACK AT AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION ON THE EAST END OF LONG ISLAND. THE SUPPLIES, FOOD AND WATER HE ARRIVED WITH WERE THE ONLY SUPPLIES HE HAD ACCESS TO. HE DID NOT LEAVE THE AREA FOR THE DURATION OF THE PERFORMANCE (ONE MONTH)…"
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Pickup Truck With Custom Camper For Sale in UK

"Hi Guys,

I'm selling my handmade demountable timber truck camper cabin in the UK. It might be of interest for you to see.

It was a joy to make and own but like all things, it has to go at some point!…

Matt Hayman (Handmade Matt)"

Click here.

Groceries by Sail -- From Vermont to NYC

"…Seeking a more sustainable way to get his grain to market, the Vermont farmer Erik Andrus conceived the Vermont Sail Freight Project to find out if this model could work again today. In April, he raised more than $15,000 on Kickstarter to build a 39-foot-long plywood sail barge named Ceres (after the Roman goddess of agriculture).…

The boat, loaded with 15 tons of cargo from 30 farms, is about to complete its maiden voyage down the Hudson. The crew has been hosting daily dockside markets at port towns from Hudson to Yonkers, selling pantry staples, like wild birch syrup, heirloom beans and Atlantic-harvested seaweed, and fresh produce, like blue fingerling potatoes…"

From NY Times here
Photo: Jim Peppler
Article by Eviana Hartman

Above article written before boat arrived in NYC. For update and more complete story, click here -- thanks to Ray Aldridge

Swamp to Table -- Cook It Raw Arrives in America

Yesterday's NY Times, article by Julia Moskin, photo by Alanna Hale:

Hardeeville, SC
"…Cook It Raw has nothing to do with raw food. Its guiding idea is to strip cooking to its raw elements: foraging, hunting, fishing, farming and low-tech skills like butchery and cooking over fire. A taste of the wild — hunting deer, gathering mushrooms, pulling wasabi from creek beds — is part of each carefully orchestrated and extensively documented program. (The first gathering, in Denmark, included 11 chefs and about 20 journalists.)

Also, the chefs themselves are stripped raw: airlifted out of their restaurant kitchens and planted far away from their families and customers, their sous-chefs and sous-vide machines, for a week.…"

Custom Gypsy Wagon For Sale in Oregon -- $14K


"…the 'Ladybug' features custom antiqued copper accents on both interior and exterior, cedar interior walls with pine exterior, a real cobble wood floor hand laid piece by piece, and a hand built custom Dutch door. Ladybug can sleep two people however, it does not have a bathroom.
   This gypsy wagon, also known as a vardo wagon, is new – and was designed and built in 2013 in Salem, Oregon.…"
http://tinyhouselistings.com/gorgeous-homemade-gypsy-wagon/

Cops Try (In Vain) To Stop Skateboarders in NYC's Broadway Bomb

"The annual Broadway Bomb is an unsanctioned 8-mile race through Manhattan from West 116th Street down to the Financial District on skateboards. The New York Police Department was out in full force to stop the participants on October 12th, but as you can see from this video of one intersection, they weren't very successful. Racing skateboarders generally move faster than cops with a net. Still, out of somewhat over 1000 skaters, at least 35 were issued summons, and several were handcuffed. The question is: which is more dangerous overall, 1000 skaters in the streets of the city, or police officers movings nets around intersections?"
From Rick Gordon

My Dream Home

Louie pointed this out to me on Thursday; he pulled the truck over, somewhere south of Ft. Bragg on Highway One, pointed down, and said, "There's the house for you."

Totally!

I'd be in or on that water every day. I can only dream…



Dumpster Dining

Hey,
I've been following your blog, love it, and thought you might like this video on freeganism I made recently. It's for a competition called Biomovies and I have until December 19th to get as many views as possible - every view gives me a vote. So, if you do like it, and could post about it, I'd really appreciate it!
Best,
Lucia
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Up The River Last Week

Louie's house, the river, Titsch and Louie on our 3-hour river walk last Wednesday:






Artist Leandro Erlich's Bâtiment at Centquatre

"All Parisians, little and big, want this picture where they pretend to climb up a building, tumble down the gray rooftop and hang off an iron balcony with their feet facing the sky and their head reaching for the ground. This partly explains the success of Argentine artist Leandro Erlich’s re-construction of Bâtiment at Centquatre, as part of its In_Perceptions collective exhibition, in September 2011. Originally created for Paris Nuit Blanche 2004, this monumental and vertiginous installation plays on the effects of a gigantic mirror which gives a truly exhilarating feeling of hanging off a four-story building, while safely lying on the ground.…"
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70 DIY Tips From Popular Mechanics

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "diy-crafted-seattle-micro-apartment:"

70 DIY tips, thought you might enjoy, from Popular Mechanics: http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/skills/know-your-stuff-the-110-best-diy-tips-ever#slide-1


"Hole in One
Enlarged screw holes can be quickly repaired, we said in March 1972, by filling the hole with a wooden golf tee. Use a hacksaw to saw the tee flush with the wood's surface, then sand and finish."

Bangkok High Rise With Living Walls

"Somdoon Architects' IDEO Morph 38 is a new green-walled high-rise that offers an escape from the congested streets of Bangkok. Located in the residential area of Sukhumvit, the development consists of two separate towers, each of which has been designed to target a particular type of tenant. A green skin covers the building, which provides shading, but more importantly, changes and adapts in order to control what can be seen in and out of these buildings.…"
From Inhabitat here.

Dan Price's Underground Hobbit House


Dan Price's Hobbit House was featured in our book Home Work in 2004.

"He’s got no wife, no money, but he’s happy in his 'hobbit hole.'

Dan Price left behind a stressful life as a photo-journalist after his marriage fell apart, and he wound up in a meadow outside Joseph, Ore. He now lives in an underground hutch burrowed into the hillside. 'I like being able to do what I want to do,' Price told NBC. 'I don’t believe in houses or mortgages. Who in their right mind would spend their lifetime paying for a building they never get to spend time in because they are always working?'”
Click here.
Photo: NBC News

End-of-October Trip Up North Coast

Took off at 6AM Wednesday, dark, ultra foggy, it was like driving in a tunnel -- until I got to Jenner and it cleared. I stopped and trespassed to skate at Sea Ranch; there never seems to be anyone in any of those houses, maybe 90% unoccupied, just me and the propane guy…met my friends, Louie,Titsch, and Pepe for breakfast at Trinks in Gualala, great food, great wi-fi…that afternoon, Louie, Titsch and I hiked a few miles up the river to an old homestead and had home-smoked salmon, salami, Irish cheddar cheese, sourdough baguette, bottle of Louie's v. excellent 2009 Primitivo red…that night after drying out (had to wade thru river at various spots) and warming up, we barbecued a flank stake in Louie's new open hearth fireplace in the shop, my olives, a salad …yesterday another great breakfast at Queenie's (somewhere south of Medocino, prowled around Mendo town (awfully precious these days, then to Ft. Bragg, still a real town…on the way back we went to the very weird Garcia River Casino. just slot machines, no kraps or blackjack, a few morons sitting at machines, smoking, losing money, I just don't get it. HOWEVER, Louie got $1 worth of nickels and won $45 in the nickel machine and we quit right there and went to the bar in Pt. Arena cove and had beer on tap (mine Black Butte Porter) and fried calimari…now Friday morning and I'm heading south…can't post pix because I haven't got my rebuilt Sony DSC RX100 camera coordinated with my MacAir…

SURF MAT TURBO TIME II : NEXT LEVEL

House and Garden on Different Pieces of Land

This is one of those comments that I like to bring front and center:


david stanley has left a new comment on your post "Treehouse Builder Busted in Germany - Looking to Move":

I have a suggestion. Can you separate the house from the land in your mind? You can live in a small house in a town or village and buy or rent land to grow and do your other projects. This is what we do. I have a tiny 150 year old terrace house in a historic town in England and I rent a workshop with an acre attached 3 miles away. I work and grow most of our food there. It costs me £100 per month as I share the workshop and there are no services. I use a generator and solar/wind to charge gel batteries. My food growing is integrated into my working day making furniture. But of course we cannot live there as there is no permission. It is within easy cycling distance of home so the commute is very cheap. Our house is entirely heated with burning off-cuts from the workshop or free from skips. Now the mortgage is paid we can live as a family of three on less than £1000 per month ($1300?) That leaves us plenty of time and funds to go off for wilderness trips if we want but most of us can't cope with long term wilderness living. I love what you have built but I can guess that maybe your neighbours had some fears and that they notified the authorities. Will they need to be demolished if you move out? I hope it goes well anyway.