Re: Mobile domes, bugs and other topics



Yes! I was reading in Discover Magazine. It's being developed by Graf
Zeppelin in Germany. (Yes, the company still exists!) Go to
http://www.discover.com/recent_issue/index.html and select issues for 2000,
go down to November, and click on _Dirigibles on the Rise_. No pictures,
but you may find a copy of the November 2000 issue at your local library.
It has some great pics!

Jim.

----- Original Message -----
From: "JEJ" <newageco at dbtech dot net>
To: <domesteading at sculptors dot com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 7:07 PM
Subject: Re: Mobile domes, bugs and other topics


: Has anybody heard something about a dirgible type heavy lifter in
planning
: or construction. I seem to rememeber hearing about that. Wouldn't that be
: cool. Build one(dome) here at my shop/plant and deliver it with plug in
: essentials. JJ
:
: ----- Original Message -----
: From: J & D Goldman <jmgoldma at dwx dot com>
: To: <domesteading at sculptors dot com>
: Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 8:18 PM
: Subject: Mobile domes, bugs and other topics
:
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: > Hi all,
: >   A number of assorted comments here:
: >
: > Mobile domes
: > Pat - interesting idea using aircraft to relocate.  I don't want to be
: > negative, but I think it has one downside - independence and
: > availability.  There are a lot of places that will rent me a truck, or
: > people that will haul for hire.  I'm not sure how easy it will be to
: > find a "lift" for my dome when I want to move it.  Even though ground
: > is less elegant, being able to take my dome down with my own two hands
: > (and maybe some help), pack it up, move it and reassemble has its
: > appeal too.  Thanks to Conroy and Martin for telling us more about
: > modular domes. I'm going to look into that more.
: >
: > Unschoolers
: >  Hmm...With a mix of kids, one could have a one dome schoolhouse.  :-)
: >
: > Ants and foam
: > In an earlier posting I mentioned my reading on Structural Insulated
: > Panels. I was surprised to find that they could have insect problems,
: > whether polyurethane or polystyrene.  What they suggest is good
: > building envelope sealing and some treatments in the material. I think
: > they suggested Borax, but if anyone wants details, I'll go look it up.
: > I do know that steamed bonemeal works great around the home (ants hate
: > the stuff), but have no idea if its any good for fire ants. (Also,
: > with this mad cow disease and related stuff, I don't even know what is
: > really safe to use anymore.) I am also aware of some simple electric
: > shock methods that have been used to wipe out whole ant nests. I think
: > it worked fine when introduced, but never really caught on.  I don't
: > know if it really makes sense, but if one had a "bug zapper" of sorts
: > built into the structure at critical areas, it might provide some
: > relief.   Could beat abandoning your home to the ants.  I suspect a
: > simple solar electric fence charger could run the whole thing, even
: > for off-gridders.
: >
: > Cheers  -Dan G.
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