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   xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Jan 19 12:04 AM

Jan 19, 2010: Boat Style Shelter

Well, yesterday I gave you a beautiful place, with room for books. But were you happy? Noooooooooo.
The books are too high, the couch is ugly, the chairs are too small, the guitar is dusty... ya whining maggots.

OK, then you'll get a prefab, high tech, self contained, unibomber cabin.



Quote:
Winter shelter in the Arctic can take form in an upside down hunting boat – a traditional Inuit practice. Covey Island Boatworks has brought that idea into dry dock , developing a prototype wood and epoxy prefab that applies boatbuilding principles directly to an extreme Arctic home.
The prefab idea spent nearly three years in development and was completed last summer. The result is a highly-insulated, prefabricated modular home that can be assembled on-site. The extreme setting requires off-grid living and this Arctic prototype is equipped with solar, wind and marine driven systems.


Quote:
Covey Island Boatworks partner Brock Junkin has taken up residence in the prototype in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, testing the shipwrights’ first venture into (very cold) dry land dwellings and systems. The company, which operates out of Petite Riviere in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, is researching the possibility of producing similar prefabs in the future.
So you all can go live off the grid, away from decent people that appreciate nice houses. Harrumph. :p

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Gravdigr  Tuesday Jan 19 05:13 AM

Quote:
The extreme setting requires off-grid living and this Arctic prototype is equipped with solar, wind and marine driven systems.
They ain't all that green. Is that a (fossil) fuel tank to the right? Of course, up there, it does get cold as a polar bear's nuts. Colder, actually.


glatt  Tuesday Jan 19 08:31 AM

Heat rises. I like it that the sleeping loft is up in the "rafters" where it's warmer. Just like in a properly built igloo, where the sleeping platform is higher than the rest.



Shawnee123  Tuesday Jan 19 09:22 AM

Unabomber.

Quote:
The Unabomber was the target of one of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) most costly investigations. Before Kaczynski's identity was known, the FBI used the handle "UNABOM" ("UNiversity and Airline BOMber") to refer to his case, which resulted in the media calling him the Unabomber.



Spexxvet  Tuesday Jan 19 10:27 AM

I wonder if they would work in Haiti.



newtimer  Tuesday Jan 19 10:45 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
Is that a (fossil) fuel tank to the right?
Blubber-burning stove. As the Inuit proverb says: "Blubber that you harvest yourself warms you twice."


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Jan 19 11:03 AM

I don't think this was about being green, more like survival.



classicman  Tuesday Jan 19 11:07 AM

Why why why would anyone EVER want to be there? solitude is one thing and the place is kinda neat, but eff that. I'll take a nice warm lil place in Caribbean over that any day.



squirell nutkin  Tuesday Jan 19 11:27 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
Heat rises. I like it that the sleeping loft is up in the "rafters" where it's warmer. Just like in a properly built igloo, where the sleeping platform is higher than the rest.
Actually, to get all technical and nit-picky with you, heat moves towards cold in any direction. Hot air rises.


Sheldonrs  Tuesday Jan 19 12:11 PM

Would have been funnier if the house was located in ANCHORage.




Diaphone Jim  Tuesday Jan 19 12:23 PM

What does the marine do, run on a treadmill?



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Jan 19 12:29 PM

Only if he wants to take off.



TheMercenary  Tuesday Jan 19 08:48 PM

I could live in that.



Gravdigr  Wednesday Jan 20 02:34 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by newtimer View Post
Blubber-burning stove. As the Inuit proverb says: "Blubber that you harvest yourself warms you twice."
Hmm...


SPUCK  Wednesday Jan 20 06:07 AM

Polar Bear Pocket Bread..



Tuba Loons  Wednesday Jan 20 04:32 PM

It looks like an Airstream had sex with a barn.



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jan 21 02:07 AM

You say that like it's a bad thing.



jujuwwhite  Thursday Jan 21 02:34 AM

Bruce, I liked the house with books too, but i really like this one. I just don't believe I would want to be anywhere in that much cold.



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jan 21 02:43 AM

If you grew up there you might feel differently. But anyway, if you have to be there, this is the way to go. Much better than an overturned boat.



seakdivers  Thursday Jan 28 03:01 PM

that stove looks just like the one we just installed in our boat. It runs on either kerosene or diesel (same thing, right?)



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Jan 29 01:33 AM

Damn, they won't let you relax... even out on the boat.



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