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Doors

by Don from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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The Hus Expo had two main halls, essentially one for interior goods, and one for exterior and building services. We'll get to the indoor exhibits (that is, toilets) in another post or three.Among the exterior displays, I found a surprisingly interesting [...]

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Our man Stefan

by Don from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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My first stop at the hus expo was to see the display set up by our home-builders, X-House. Stefan was there and we had a nice chat. Business is good with his company. Stefan told me the number of houses on order this year was more than double last year's. [...]

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Lots of action this Sunday!

by Don from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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Got an email from Stefan this afternoon. He sent along the newest drawings based upon the latest map info and my measurements with Rutger last weekend.The main difference is that we've moved the little house to be alongside the big house so they're both [...]

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A quickie

by Don from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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This site is a good summary of the history and culture of the Swedish summer house. I'll add it to the permanent links, [...]

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Planning permission

by Don from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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Stefan just told me he's sent in the latest drawings to the authorities at Värmdö. I have been told it can take up to six months to get an OK (and this assumes they don't want to make their own measurements or alter the house design). If I assume the [...]

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Toilets, Episode 1

by Don from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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A toilet is a petty simple device. It simply collects waste and sends it along for processing, in a hygienic and efficient way. We all take toilets for granted (those of us in the first world, at least).<br /><br />But when you're in a [...]

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Swedish News

by Don from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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Margaret told me about a great English-language website, The Local. It is an entertaining read and I notice CNN has started to link to it, too.Radio Sweden has a good daily podcast that you can listen to from their website, or subscribe to through [...]

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Toilets, Episode 2

by Don from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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This is the CTS-2000. It is a vacuum toilet. Waste is vacuumed away with a little water, much like a flush toilet at home, and sent through a tube for processing. One advantage is that the tube can be 100 feet long, so the processing can be done far away [...]

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Toilets, Episode 3

by Don from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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This is the Separett toilet. Ann and Dave have one of these in their house. The idea is that solid and liquid wastes are separated and handled differently.Liquid waste (also called 'tinkle') is taken away through a French drain into the earth, away from [...]

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Internet access

by Don from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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Although the idea of a summer house is to get away from it all, frankly, I don't see myself spending a couple of consecutive weeks without the internet.I don't have a blackberry; I'm not email obsessive. But I've grown so used to having contact, I [...]

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