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"Molly's Lodge" a one bedroom castle, currently up for sale

 

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Yes, that would do me. :P

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needs a big greenhouse lean to, on all four walls.... and another extending the height by about 6 or 7 meters (for scops top garden eh?)

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needs a dungeon for thunder's kinky sex parties :P

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shh >> .... 

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;) or people will know about our secret raunchy affair involving your fetish of having scopulicola inserted into your erm ...

yeah ...

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On 11/04/2017 at 8:49 PM, Skellum said:

I remember this one immaculate old hut that was half built into the cliff face, the back end of the hut you were inside a cave. and the front end was made out of glass bottles stuck together with mud/clay so it created a clear wall that let light in. Very effective :).

sorry I can't help you with the huts - they are rad tho. There are some great bottle walls out there - I think most/all Earthships have them - and I'm pretty sure that last one isn't even glass - they look like plastic bottles to me, but it still looks great with the dimpled bases making them look like little stars or flowers. I think we get so used to thinking of our "waste" products being these dirty useless things, that we sometimes forget to actually *look* at them and see the cool materials/colours/shapes that they are made of.

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That Primitive Technology guy has some competition here with Primitive Life girl. I'd always wondered how those Asian grannies who trot up mountainsides with 50kg sacks of rice balanced on their heads (to leave their hands free to smoke rollies) got to be so badass... I'm now just going to picture them like this when they were younger.

 

 

Good idea with using bamboo as a post-hole digger, the dirt just gets stuck in the hollow stem - I'll probably actually use that in future as I have the same kind of sticky clay soil to make it work. The technique she uses to break bamboo by scoring around it first looks nifty too - I'm betting it's not as easy as she makes it look, but bamboo is so rough on tools I'm willing to give that a go sometime anyway.

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1) she's not topless like primitive technology guy :P

2) shame about the video frame rate

3) what's that saying about imitation...

4) a lot of fuckin around. explains why the videos are so long. the other dudes videos are short yet concise

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I like it,no complaints from me:wink:

 

That's certainly not the first one she has knocked up.

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She may be overdressed by Primitive Tech standards, but she's still chopping down a tree barefoot, with a stone axe, in a matter of minutes. I sure wouldn't be calling "show us yer tits" at this lady if I valued my life.

 

And while I can picture Primitive Tech Guy working an office job during the week and building huts as a hobby, these videos feel more like she just agreed to be followed around with a camera for a couple of days to do the stuff she was doing anyway. I actually don't mind the slower editing - it gives a better idea how long each step takes, and gives some time for the little details like cleaning bamboo or doing those bamboo-twine twist-knots, that would often get cut out of a shorter film - I've got a fast-forward button if I need it, but I can't slow down the other guys videos to watch his knotwork more closely.

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On 12/08/2015 at 11:36 PM, Anodyne said:

I had time for a good long think about what I want to be when I grow up, and I decided that I want to be a hermit.

 

Hey, me too! :lol:

How's it coming along? I'm still battling with heavily-entrenched wasteful habits and coming to terms with seeing money as a resource rather than a necessity, but posts such as yours and threads such as this make me very happy for the possibilities that exist if one is willing to put in the work :)

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On 2/18/2018 at 6:00 PM, Tøn said:

How's it coming along?

I had another few bad injuries & health crises after I wrote that, and only got back on my feet properly a few months ago. So... not much shack progress, the termites are winning that one. But I am smashing the hermit side of things. :wink:

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I'm sorry to hear that man, hope you are able to get back into it soon and your health improves. The thought of falling majorly ill before achieving my goals, and thus rendering all this time spent trying to fit into society useless, scares the shite out of me. I guess that's a pretty common experience however.

 

On the subject of cabin pr0nz, Boinga Bob's joint in Warburton pretty much takes the cake:

 

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Some of my favorite pics from over the years.

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The one-man redwood-milling tek is very cool too, but aside from all his woodworking stuff I just love this guys attitude:

 

"No, not easy work. But then on the other hand you either are going to go to work and earn the money to buy the wood, or you do this and you have the wood.. and you skip all of the in-between stuff."

 

homemade Alaskan Mill

 

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Welcome to Goose Creek Tower

 

"I started to build a 40 by 40 scribed log cabin, and I realised I could put pillars on top & put another house on top a house...and I just kept going. We got to 185 feet & we stopped, because 200 feet is federal airspace."

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Not sure if anyone has posted this before, but this is an amazing story of Dick Proenneke who hand build his his cabin and lived in it in isolation for over 30 years in Alaska

 

 

 

 

 

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