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Posted by no spam on August 17, 2007, 8:49 pm
 


Yep.  The one we are looking at comes, from FL, as a kit.  The panels have
concrete on one side, fiberglass backed wallboard (fire and mold resistant)
on the other with fire resistant high R value insulating foam in between.
The interior walls will have metal studs and joists with the same fiberglass
wallboard.  I'm thinking of having textured concrete floors but may go with
ceramic.  The plan is to take almost everything that will burn, rot or be
eaten by bugs out of the house.  The wife and I are having a small
disagreement on installing a fire suppression, i.e. sprinkler, system.

I'd like to build my out buildings to the same standard but economics will
probably not let me.  They will probably just be steel buildings with as
high of a wind rating as I can afford.

It will also be set up to be almost totally self supporting so after a major
storm I won't be dependent on anyone supply me with anything.



Posted by Trygve Lillefosse on August 18, 2007, 7:26 pm
 

I have been thinking of a possible house design, after spending some
time at a small iland with a lot of weather. Fortunately there are no
mountains there, meaning the houses can withstand higher wind than
normal, as the wind is even and with less variation during bad
weather.

Anyway, the idea was to have a dome shaped concrete wall against the
direction with most wind and most severe winds (north). at the south
end there would be a closed wintergarden/conservatory with a foldback
glass roof or just a small enclosed garden.

Now, if you wanted to be sure no matter what, you could extend the
domeshape into the building, and make a small areal "whatewer"
resistant, while the rest of the house is like a normal house. If
there is a hyrrycane on its way, you just retreat to your "panic area"
and hope that the rest of the house will survive aswell.

SEE YA !!!
Trygve Lillefosse
AKA - Malawi, The Fisher King

Posted by no spam on August 19, 2007, 1:16 am
 
The website is aidome dot com.  The only damage they have had to their domes
is when a huge tree fell on one, chipped the concrete, and another had a two
horse trailer thrown into by a tornado, that cracked one panel and knocked a
chunk of concrete out.



Posted by Trygve Lillefosse on August 19, 2007, 1:22 pm
 

I only found a lot of ads.

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SEE YA !!!
Trygve Lillefosse
AKA - Malawi, The Fisher King

Posted by no spam on August 19, 2007, 5:55 pm
 
Sorry, I lost an "S" in there.  aidomes dot com



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