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by Marshall Mayer last modified Aug 17, 2012 09:05 AM
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Up the garden path

by modernemama from Beach House  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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We moved the garden path 4" to the right. No, I'm not kidding. You would not believe the work entailed in moving five bluestone slabs 4". The digging, raking and sniping away at old roots so the stones would sit level took a couple of hours. And why, you [...]

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Beach House 23: Progress on the Interior Skylights

by tres_arboles from Three Tree Journal  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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Update for readers at the Livemodern dot com build blog: I have begun using an embedded java slideshow that does not show in the post on that site. If you're interested in seeing the progress pics, please do not hesitate to come to the source at [...]

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Wildwood, NJ

by Slow Home from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Bad design in Wildwood, NJ by lavardera"Lousy knockdown/replacement housing in Wildwood New Jersey. This kind of mediocre design has run wild in the Wildwoods, built out to the max zoning limit, filling every square inch of the setback limits, [...]

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Sheeps Wool insulation

by Don from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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We were on holiday in Wales this past week and saw about a million sheep in the fields. To finish our trip, we visited an organic sheep farm in Wiltshire.It got us thinking of using natural wool insulation in our home. A bit of investigation and looking [...]

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An update!

by Don from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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I spoke to Janne last night. He called Per at the Kommun on Monday who had to admit, to his embarrassment, that the 'new build' map had not been done as promised. Janne expressed his unhappiness with that lack of progress, and lo and behold, he got a call [...]

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Beach House 22: Gypsum Wall Board (OK, it's Sheet Rock)

by tres_arboles from Three Tree Journal  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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I want to try something new here. Insert joke about me being an old dog, if you please. While writing this blog over the past year, I have enjoyed taking and posting progress shots of the Casa Olas Mondernas beach house construction. I have [...]

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Sheds in the New York Times

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:16 AM
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As well as an intriguing article about bloggers as sweatshop workers by Matt Richtel (which is most unlike the relaxing blogging atmosphere here at Shedworking HQ), there's a nice little piece by Bill Ferguson in the New York Times about the delights of shedworking. He writes: "Several factors have made the shed moment possible. First, with some economists predicting that housing prices may fall as much as 30 percent, homeowners who once thought about trading up must find ways to be happy staying put. Second, with more Americans than ever working regularly from home — more than 20 million, according to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics — there is clearly a market for the backyard office. But until recently, the image of the American shed was humble. What has surely propelled the idea of the designer shed is the recent high profile of prefab architecture." Name checks for some familiar US suppliers including MetroShed , Modern Cabana and Shelter-Kit (pictured above). Thanks to Lloyd Alter for the spot.

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Jamie Dunbar - shedlike home

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:15 AM
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We covered the Lakeshore rebuilding programme last month and one of the long term volunteers living in Lakeshore and helping with rebuilding efforts, Jamie Dunbar, has been in touch to share the building of his new shedlike structure home. He writes: "Since I've been here I've lived in several different places here on the church property, but for the most part I've been living in a camper. The church has decided to build me a little home that I had designed. It's 12 ft x 16 ft with a 4 ft front porch on the front making it 16x16. there is an 8 ft loft above." You can find lots more details and photos at Jamie's excellent blog here .

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Pinelog offer

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:17 AM
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Derbyshire-based Pinelog are offering 10% on their current price list for all orders placed before May 16 (as they say, order now and your log building will be installed ready for the summer).

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British Housing Issues

by Slow Home from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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"But at least two thirds of a million homes will be built across England over the next five years. If change does not speed up, large numbers of people will be living in low-grade neighborhoods, and the public purse will bear the brunt of the social, [...]

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