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RTP Tire Poll

RTP’s “Tire Pole” Upcycles a Big Problem

by The Author from Sincerely Sustainable  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Aside from hazardous waste, tires are probably the single largest disposal problem in the U.S. with over 300 million waste tires produced each year. The problem is what do you do with something that is essentially oil and rubber? The large majority of [...]

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Bus Shed

by Chris (noreply@blogger.com) from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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We had a contractor out to at the house this week to talk about landscaping and that's what he called my wood shed. He said you see sheds like ours at the end of driveways in WV for kids to use while they wait for the bus for school in the morning (or to [...]

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It Starts Here...

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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OK, the plan is to build an LV Home on a 7650 sq ft lot that I'm buying in Pacifica, a pretty, foggy seaside community about 15 miles and 15 minutes down the coast from San Francisco.With any luck, we'll begin the building process in March or April next [...]

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The Art of Being Heard But Not Seen

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Apologies if you've been waiting for news with bated breath, but yes, I successfully moved into The Minnie House last Saturday, with gratefully accepted help and muscular assistance from esteemed friends and colleagues Steven, Jovanny, Tony and [...]

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Where Am I?

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Time for an update, I think.• I'm waiting to hear back from PG&E; about the easement. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they won't object to us building with a small part of the house sitting under the overhead power lines.• I flew to LA on Tuesday [...]

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Going Backwards To Go Forwards

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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One of those days where everything goes backwards: the entire roof system was lifted so that the framers could place 2x6 top plates around the entire perimeter of the house, above the steel posts (see picture below). This took most of the day, and the [...]

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Welcome Dwell Readers

by Chris (noreply@blogger.com) from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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So Dwell has a bit in this month's prefab issue about our cabin. While it's "told by" me, I have to say that the voice and the points of emphasis aren't what I'd have picked. And they linked to the luminhaus instead of our site! But who can really [...]

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A Ridiculous Amount of Screwing

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Mysteriously and frustratingly, another four day work week at The Minnie House for everyone whose name is not Steve, and the possibility of moving in over Valentine's Day weekend is ebbing away like the tide at Southend on Sea. This is the construction [...]

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A House Will Soon Become A Home

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Every year we worry that Indian Summer in the Bay Area is never going to arrive, until it eventually shows up in all its glory. This year's Indian Summer is well and truly underway, and as usual it's a wonderful thing to behold.The builders started [...]

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I Could Murder A Cup of Tea

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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I'm still hoping to move in on Saturday. Of course that depends on Chai the Building Inspector. Everything's frantic and frenetic as I try to get everything finished. Thanks to the loan of a neighbor's butane stove I was able to brew my first cup of [...]

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