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Insulation Pt. 5

by Don (noreply@blogger.com) from Hus Langford  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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I talked to Janne today. He fears my insulation order of 300mm thickness in the roof and floors is way too much. He has only 100mm in his house, and most of his builds have only 195mm. Physically, I've ordered a lot of insulation, which has to be shipped [...]

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Sprawl poses a serious threat to quality of life

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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By Gerald Walter From The Victoria Times Colonist The quality of life and the economic cost-effectiveness of our region are in serious doubt. Whether we are battling our way up the Trans-Canada Highway, facing the West Shore's lengthening commutes or watching the politics of Bear Mountain and big-box land, we see expensive sprawl....

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More photos

by Alyssa / Jason (noreply@blogger.com) from Modern in NE Minneapolis  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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The first piece of sheetrock [...]

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Painting in progress....

by Alyssa / Jason (noreply@blogger.com) from Modern in NE Minneapolis  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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Its been over a week since I last posted...a lot of progress has been made. Yesterday, they were priming the walls with low-odor/low-voc paint. Here are photos of the last weeks progress: Spraying insulation Jason installing insulation in the interior [...]

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The Terrapin Narrow Gauge Society

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:16 AM
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The Terrapin Narrow Gauge Society is a loose knit group of railroad modellers that has been meeting together in Southern California since 2000. With an emphasis on modeling narrow gauge, scales in the group run the gamut from HOn3 through to Gn15, and into 1.20.3. Most members however are 1/4 scale modelers, and that is the main scale of the group. Models range from freelance to prototypically correct, and everything in between. Dynamite Shed, Green Shack (both below) and Peeling Painted Corrugated Metal (above) by Marc Reusser.

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Living in a micro compact home

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:24 AM
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We've covered Richard Horden's m-ch elsewhere on the site several times since it seems to us to be the future of shedworking and with its appearance at MOMA later this month coverage of its advantages is on the up. Hannah Booth in The Guardian (which this weekend had a glut of stories on sheds and yet no mention of National Shed Week) covers similar descriptive ground but her piece stands out because she actually talks to somebody who lives in a m-ch in Munich, architecture student Matthias Franz, who was in student digs before moving into his m-ch in April. Here's an excerpt: "It's better quality living," he says. "I have my own kitchen, I can hear the birds singing, and I can sit out. It's sociable - I have barbecues with my neighbours." And rent is €150 a month - half what he paid before. Is there anything he misses? "Some proper hanging space, and a shoe rack - my trainers sit under the toilet. But I had 22 people round for a party once." Franz cooks "noodles, salads, nothing complicated" in the evening. Such compact living isn't for everyone, he says. "You have to be neat, tidy, pretty organised - and open to new experiences." Booth adds that the Irwell Valley Housing Association is building six m-chs in Manchester to provide temporary accommodation for key workers. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Our Monday posts are sponsored by garden2office, the Swedish garden office specialists. Click here for more details .

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Matt Harvey - shedworker

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:17 AM
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Shedworking was delighted to discover that Matt Harvey, whose fantastic poem we featured over the weekend , not only talks the talk but walks the walk (and rather kindly wrote to say that a previous visit to Shedworking was what inspired his poem Where Earwigs Dare). Here's what Matt says: "It took me back to my first working shed, a 16' by 10' treasure that my friend Gareth and I dismantled and reassembled on our steeply sloping garden. Gareth put pillars in the ground and made a platform for it to stand on. My Dad finished the roof and I brought electricity down from our flat some 50 yards away, through endless conduit. It was a bit Heath Robinson but it worked. And I bought a second hand multi-fuel stove that worked so well I frequently sat shirtless, dripping with sweat, in my own one-man literary sweatshop - on an hourly rate significantly higher than folk in real sweatshops, but still significantly lower than the minimum wage." More on Matt here where you can also buy his books. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Our Monday posts are sponsored by garden2office, the Swedish garden office specialists. Click here for more details .

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Shedworking in the rain

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:16 AM
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There's nothing cosier than shedworking in the rain. But what happens when there's no storm up in the sky? Worry no more because those fine people at the Cloud Appreciation Society have a CD of rain and also realise its potential for shedworkers (listen to a sample here ). Here's what they say: "The sound of it is in fact quite beautiful. Is not each drop a tiny bead of life? The drop’s water is distilled and purified as it is drawn up into the atmosphere by the warmth of the sun. The water coalesces from the minuscule droplets in the middle of rain clouds, where it freezes into ice crystals. Once one of these crystals grows heavy enough to fall, it melts during its descent to form a raindrop. The drop might be torn to smaller pieces by the capricious currents of air, or it might grow by collision as it merges with others until, finally, it lands on the roof of your garden shed." The full track listing is: 1. One Night, Under a Brolly | Cumulonimbus calvus | Queensland, Australia 2. Walking on a Moor | Nimbostratus | Devon 3. A Wild, Windy Afternoon | Cumulonimbus capillatus | NSW, Australia 4. Beneath an Old Oak | Stratocumulus | London, UK 5. By a Log Cabin on a Hillside, When the Heavens Decide to Open | Cumulonimbus calvus | NSW, Australia 6. A Blackbird Enjoys a Spring Shower | Cumulus mediocris | London Thanks to Annie Leymarie for the alert ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Our Monday posts are sponsored by garden2office, the Swedish garden office specialists. Click here for more details .

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Retro Industrial Pendant Light

by Jamie from Farmhouse Modern  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:20 AM
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Available from CB2, this lamp is nearly 2′ tall and feels like it would fit nicely in a farmhouse modern kitchen. CB2’s description: Over the top, hi-gloss black steel warehouse lamp rimmed in delustered metal replicates its big union predecessors at a minimum wage price. Frosted glass diffuses the beam. Retro black cloth cord tandems with [...]

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The Five Most Influential Home Business Bloggers

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:24 AM
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Martin Neumann who runs the always readable Home Office Voice blog has picked his five most influential home business bloggers . Regular Shedworking readers will be very familiar with at least three of his selection and maybe indeed all five but they're certainly all very good and I think it's worth repeating his list in full: 1. Naomi Dunford from IttyBiz (whose posts run from a riff on Shakespeare's seven ages of man to advice on 'What to do when you're scared shitless') 2. Wendy Piersall from Sparkplugging (which you may have come across in its former incarnation as eMoms at Home) 3. Jeff Zbar from ChiefHomeOfficer.com (he's on the road again, as you know) 4. Grant Griffiths from Home Office Warrior (maybe the most prolific Tweeter in town) 5. Emma Jones from Enterprise Nation (whose Spare Room Start Up book is topping the Amazon charts)

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