I had alink that I lost during the recent Windowes mess; the place was in
the woods, a basic rectangle but partially wood siding and partially
floor-to-ceiling windows around I guees about half (the half facing the
water), but they installed a sort of "mini porch"/"mini-loggi" with wood
slats matching the siding. And IIRC, it used mostly recyv\\celd materials
- teh wondows had come from an office bldg that was being either replaced
or refurbished, plate glass.
I thought that was a really good idea.
Yeah - I just got a few shivers thinking about taking a bath outdoors in
Winter; even if the water is hot, you still have to get out... I've
gotten out of the warm (89 deg) pool into 62 deg air, and that is *quite*
enough for me =:-o
( I used to like Winter, but experienced some sort of instantaneous
genetic alteration when I moved to S. California. I really miss the
semi-desert...dry hot days, chilly nights, ahhhh.... )
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Houses large or small can feel cookie-cutter in their approach, it often
boils down to the design sensibilities of the architect and client.
Doesn't it become more necessary to use every square inch, rather than waste
Not unless you feel the need or desire.
There are too many boring walls and long halls in the world! Give me a
shell, not a tomb!
It seems to be a matter of land to building ratio that matters most to me,
be it a big castle on the hill or a cottage on the beach. If you cover every
square inch of land, what's left? Not an environment I want to be in. Years
ago I traveled back to an old haunt on the Pacific Coast - LA area. Over
the years, larger and larger building filled the voids of land along the
coast, until there was nothing but a sea of concrete....buildings stacked
one upon another. Folks were growing topiaries on their tiniest of porches
for something that reminded them of a tree. And, while I know New York is
probably a fantastic place (I've never been) I prefer to walk out my door
and see blue and green.
Again, wouldn't this depend in large part on the value of the land and the
design sensibilities of the client?
You like PATATO and I like POTATO :) It may be small, but just what YOU
want. Do you want a $1000/month or a $100/month ONGOING utility bill. -OR-
do you want X AMOUNT of space, but prefer to be energy self-sufficient?
I like the idea of building within an envelope and not obliterating every
inch of land. I don't have a problem with space, as much as I have a problem
with individuals not having a responsibility to the environment. Beautiful
green spaces are eaten up with reckless abandon, in the name of the almighty
buck. I guess I care more about the environment, than the building, and more
about having things made of high quality, rather than having tons of junk
Itty-bitty to Monolithic? I prefer to live in a castle! But, a small castle
will do just fine! :)
Everyone specializes in GREEN, don't ya know? It's called GREEN MARKETING
How easy is it to find one who does?
I heard "through the grapevine" that HOME DEPOT thought about setting up a
green display. SO, they approached their suppliers, but every one of them
had something they felt was "GREEN" about their particular product. It might
be better to look for something "sustainable."
THere are various problems that can occur if hair goes uncleansed. I
forgot what they are, of course, but there is a reason people started
washing their hair, even if only by rinsing it out undera waterfall or
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