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Re: Aftertime building: Cans and bottles; paper plastic and wood scrap
« Reply #45 on: August 07, 2012, 11:01:03 AM »
Excellent find Barb, Thanks!!  I am placing my order this week, looks like the best deal around!  (Steedy, I hadn't seen the commercial again either...)

Well it supposedly would last well over a year if left on continuously...
I did the arithmetic on that. That would definitely help.  :)

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Re: Aftertime building: Cans and bottles; paper plastic and wood scrap
« Reply #46 on: September 02, 2012, 03:02:17 AM »
Miscellaneous bottle and can images:

Old photo, Green bottle glass house
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2252/1706654911_3d54725f17_o.jpg

from site,
http://weburbanist.com/2007/10/23/5-kinds-of-creative-recycled-architecture-cans-bottles-and-other-unusual-building-materials/

Beautiful interior, Glass bottle church:
http://www.centralplainsmanitoba.ca/photos/glass_bottle_church_L.jpg

http://www.boxvox.net/2009/02/glass-bottle-houses.html  8 bottle houses
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ftp://Tin Can Top Wall by Clare Graham:
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/sf/5-28-tin%20can.jpg
sorry if this is slightly off the track will post this all over in survival websites too,

Designer Covers Mountain House with Recycled Tin Cans in Patagonia
by Paula Alvarado, Buenos Aires:

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/03/designer-covers-mountain-house-with-recycled-tin-cans-patagonia.php

http://www.archkidecture.org/structures/img_tin_restuarant.jpg

PHOTO below, the Doc Hope House.

Excerpted from Debra Jane Seltzer’s Agility Nut website:

In 1941, Friel Dalton built this bottle house in Hillsville, VA for John Hope, a pharmacist nicknamed “Doc”. It was built as a playhouse for Hope’s daughter. It took about three months to build with Friel working 8-10 hours per day. The bottles came from all over including medicine bottles from Hope’s store and wine bottles from a local restaurant
Unlike other bottle houses, the bottles point outward so that the inner walls are flush. Green bottles form an “H” pattern (for Hope) on one of the side walls. There is also a blue bottle chandelier.


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Re: Aftertime building: Cans and bottles; paper plastic and wood scrap
« Reply #47 on: September 02, 2012, 08:59:50 AM »
http://www.rootsimple.com/2011/12/michael-reynolds-beer-can-houses.html


"The National Archive just put thousands of 1970s era images from the Environmental Protection Agency online. One of the photographers working for the EPA, David Hiser, captured New Mexico architect Michael Reynolds building houses out of adobe and aluminum cans. See a selection of these photos . .

http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/collections/72157620729903309/

Caption: "Detail of a wall in an experimental home built of aluminum beer and soft drink cans near Taos, New Mexico. for this wall the cans were laid horizontally in two thicknesses which are separated by a vertical sheet of foam insulation. The exterior will be a combination of glass, exposed can ends and unpainted concrete. Unskilled labor and the cheapness of materials will allow the structure to be built as much as 20% less than conventional housing."

" empty steel beer and soft drink can construction near Taos, New Mexico. This house will be plastered with adobe like the other homes in the area, but will have cost up to 20% less, according to architect Michael Reynolds"
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Re: Aftertime building: Cans and bottles; paper plastic and wood scrap
« Reply #48 on: September 05, 2013, 09:31:56 AM »
Note: I would move this Topic to the board, Surviving in place, but that move function no longer works.
Here is another idea for "Aftertimes" building.
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Re: Aftertime building: Cans and bottles; paper plastic and wood scrap
« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2013, 06:36:21 AM »
A word of caution.
In the past, I have posted advice that people start saving scraps of material on the survival land.
This is for future use in building.
I have looked at a lot of land ads in Ebay. Even in the ones which say there is a lack of rules, regulations,
there is often a phrase no dumping, no buildup of "trash." One man's future building materials is another man's "trash."
It will be important to create a place to store materials such as a shed or an underground pit.
Here is a recap of stuff which could be hauled up there and also stuff salvaged from projects on the land.
I am thinking whenever people drive up to their land, they can bring their recycling: Aluminum cans plastic bottles glass bottles newspapers
and while projects are going on, there will be some scraps such as, wood scraps, cardboard boxes and packing materials.
•   Wood scrap
•   Aluminum cans
•   Glass bottles
•   Newspapers
•   Packing materials
•   Cardboard boxes

Some items to stock up on, and get stored on the land, in a place where it won't get lost:
•   tools
•   glue
•   duct tape
•   nails
•   chicken wire fencing



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Re: Aftertime building: Cans and bottles; paper plastic and wood scrap
« Reply #52 on: June 05, 2017, 11:36:35 AM »
Yowbarb Note: RE keeping supplies on your survival land, for later use.

Even in the remote, off the grid properties I have seen, when you look at the details there are often rules about 'dumping" "lots of stuff" etc.
Also: I think it would be a good idea to dig a big hole and set in a reinforced concrete area where you can accumulate some stuff... boards, cans, cloth, sticks, adobe type materials etc.

In a pinch a deep hole and stuff dropped in , in plastic bags would have to do. cover the hole with a big plywood and totally weigh it down and cover with brush, pine needles etc.

The idea is to keep things out of sight but do accumulate materials for later use.

One man's "junk" is another man's raw material for sheds, quick emergency shelters, barns, makeshift fencing. People will need to store cement etc. People have built homes with cement and bottles, cans so keep those too, if possible.

Rules: Often icky picky rules on mobile homes etc. they need a skirt etc. be sure you get a property where you can put any kind of vehicle you want without limitation and live in whatever the heck you want as you build more permanent structures.