Ja Carpenter

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Daniel Morse wrote:Well, if you have money you can do anything. Just remember, you will need lots of strength and flexibility for seismic issues we all will have to deal with. Lots of guys say they build to spec, HA! Buyer beware. I think there are cheaper and better ways to go, that just my opinion.





Once workmanship and seismic issues are addressed, underground housing simply excels.

1) fireproof
2) emp resistant
3) intrusion resistant
4) zero/low cost heating and cooling



What cheaper and better building methods would you employ? I'm always open to education.



8 years ago
Good info to know - thanks very much.
8 years ago
I'm looking for a place where I can experiment with homesteading -- buildings, aquaculture, solar power, livestock & more in a remote area. Prefer high-altitude mountains. The main requirement is a place where I can live and experiment without permits. I just want to be left alone by TPTB.

I'm told there are still a few places left that allow people to be free. Any recommendations?


8 years ago
You might want to look at surplus parachutes. You can find really large ones on ebay and at some surplus stores. If you use a fan and have the perimeter secured to a base wall, seems like you could shotcrete/spray-insulate the exterior/interior as you please.


8 years ago
You might want to have a look at:

http://www.subsurfacebuildings.com/Links.html


The TerraDome method is my favorite. The roof is domed so you can put unbelievable amounts of weight on top. This system is used by several contractors in different states. It uses modular forms in two sizes.


I don't think I would attempt to do the shell myself.


8 years ago