Someday I will build a house house

There are many types of owner built homes. I dream of building myself one someday. My favorite is stone but there are straw, cordword and even paper.

Friday, September 23, 2005

House as fortress


This house is not exactly owner-built, but if you have been following any of the peak oil scenarios, you will be interested in the security features of this house. Some of them could be incorporated into an owner-built house such as the safe room and the fail-safe water source.

I wonder though, since money was not a consideration, why they did not put in a masonry fireplace. They would only have to fire it up once every few days to heat the place. Maybe because it was originally planned to be a summer home. Did I say I love masonry fireplaces?

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