paul wheaton wrote: Is it possing that interest in this is shrinking? Am I wrong?
I think it come down to the subject and what is going on in the world. If there was some one on TV, Youtube, in print, etc. saying "I saved $1,000 year by jumping on one foot". Then I feel a Kickstarter about jumping around would take off. Another thing I think would help is making things easier. I find the easier something is to do the faster it will happen. Think about someone who has never supported a Kickstarter or is new to permaculture. Years ago a short Youtube video was made to explain how to up your pledge on Kickstarter. What about another video but talking about how to make an account on Kickstarter and explaining how to start a Permies one. Aimed at first time users.
Rob Read wrote: Is is insurable? Will my rates go up? Does my municipality even allow it? Will the fire department put me on a naughty list?
Other limitations that came up for us: Will my house be able to hold all the weight? Will my partner think it looks ugly?
This were my questions too about RHM. For me two things are stopping me from building a RMH and they are:
1. legal issues, how to explain this project to all the departments of making you sad. So they understand what is going on and would say yes.
2. People and money, from what I have read and podcasts listened to (I am on podcast #411 right now). It takes maybe 20 or more people to build an RHM. That also brings up other issues like food, materials for the project and places for people to sleep. And that takes money!