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Podcast 215 - Glenn Kangiser on Oehler Structures

 
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Paul's next podcast will be published tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Summary

In podcast 215, Glenn Kangiser and Paul Wheaton discuss Glenn's Oehler structure. Paul studies the underground cabin as Glenn takes him on a tour of the organic house on the Kangiser farm in central California. In the beginning, Glenn read Mike Oehler's book and decided he could build it then began work on his unconventional home that "Just sort of grew." Now Glenn's home is his own achievement. It has different levels, one that they call the studio apartment level, with one bed, wood stove, refrigerator and kitchen that they use as a living area in winter. Paul marvels at how comfortable the inside temperature is despite the difficult heat outdoors.

Paul steers their conversation toward wicking and clay soils, describing how moisture can wick from a distance and why it's necessary to stop the extraneous environmental moisture from reaching the inner weight-bearing logs. Glenn details for Paul his problems with frame stability, foundation depth, California earthquakes and the Oehler structure's Achilles' heel: flood, poor drainage and gophers.

As it stands, Glenn's cozy economic home has ample room for two plus guests, and Paul portrays the masterpiece as a work of art, something tangible that city houses with white square walls cannot compare too. With the cost well under $5000 for 2200 sq ft, Glenn's basic structure costs next to nothing if you take your time, even cut your own lumber, but especially by crafting the home yourself without the expense of an outside contractor.

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Podcast 215 - Glenn Kangiser on Oehler Structures
Mike Oehler's website
Pictures and story of Kangiser's House

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The link to the podcast seems to be broken. Can't wait to hear it!
 
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Does anyone else have problems listening to podcasts using Chrome?

The play for a few minutes and then stop

Very annoying
 
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Aman,

how long after it starts does it stop working? I am using chrome as well and it seems to work just fine.
 
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0:09:03

It does it with all podcasts. I have to use another browser if I want to listen to podcasts
 
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Do you listen with the embedded player? What version of Chrome? Mac, Linux or Windows? I cannot reproduce the problem on my computer. Wierd!
 
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I am on windows vista and I am just clicking on the play button on the website.

It does it on both my computers and on any podcast
 
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What version of Chrome? Did it just start doing that recently?
 
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Glenn Kangiser's house sounds very interesting - any pictures?
 
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Here's a link to TONS of info and pics of Glenn's place. Enjoy!

http://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=151.0
 
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Wow, how did I miss this? Thanks!
 
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aman inavan wrote:Does anyone else have problems listening to podcasts using Chrome?

The play for a few minutes and then stop

Very annoying


i had to use FF as well. I use Chrome on Ubuntu 11.01
 
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That is odd. I use Chrome and Xubuntu 11.10 and I have no problem.

That might be annoying, but you can also right click on the "download" link and open in a new tab. This might work better than the embedded player.
 
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Love the info about the no trespassing sign!!!
 
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I'm trying to find the signs on Landrights.com... Where are they?
 
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I'm good at answering my own questions lol: http://www.landrights.com/NoTrespassing.htm
 
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I had shared the landrights.com site on another forum and was told yesterday that the link didn't work. I have verified that it doesn't work and so I did a whois search and sent an email to address on file. Fingers crossed that the site will be back.
 
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I got a response: The website is down and may be down permanently as Mr. Munro passed away on January 19th of this year. We, the family, have not yet decided what they wish to do with the information and the website.
 
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