Yep. I unveiled the project during the party. I had the guy go to YouTube and watch it. It was priceless to hear him (I wasn't watching it with him) gasp and start laughing when he ran across the pictures. I'd added some captions and things and it went over extremely well. Too bad more people at the party don't have more money... ;)
There's something weird up with Google Maps in Canada. I don't get any of the tools that I get with Google in the US. Not sure what's up with that, but it's aggravating. I can't grab and move the map, I can't scroll, the zoom is for shit. Do you have any of those problems with it?
Trulli - no s. Trulli is the plural. They're built in a really arid area, so rain is not a big deal. http://sites.google.com/site/trulliholidays/home and http://www.trullinet.com/clienti/trulliforrent/index.htm The last one has a picture of trulli with snow on the roof. I'd never seen that before.
This is probably already gone, but...you never know. http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?562-FREE-Bristol-Channel-Pilot-Cutter
This place has cheap weekend workshops: http://woodenboatrescue.org/?page_id=171
It would be easier and cheaper to just set the containers on piers. There would be advantages to skipping the excavation part (speed of construction, cost, simplified design), and you wouldn't be able to take advantage of the earth-sheltered thing, but the determining factors would be site specific.
Probably not. You really want me to move to Boston, don't you? Maybe you should look into couch surfing. ;)