Author's details

Name: Mark Squibb
Date registered: May 25, 2011


Chief cook and web person.

Latest posts

  1. Squibbship and the outdoor whiz metric — October 30, 2016
  2. Finish Photos — January 7, 2016
  3. Energy Free Buildings — September 14, 2015
  4. Why is it hard to find cool builds? — April 28, 2015
  5. The New Solar Scoop  — April 7, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. A Big Gl ass Wall — 3 comments
  2. Chipcrete Experiment — 3 comments
  3. Knocking $27K off my roof — 2 comments
  4. The 5 Minute Tire — 2 comments
  5. Snow! — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Apr 05

Stock Pod

Who says the animals can’t have a cool house too? It turns out that using the same design principles in the house will work for animals.  Here’s why: Saves food in winter – a warm comfortable space reduces food Lots less hassle – Frozen water is ceaseless challenge in winter Automatic composting Gravity feeding Auto […]

Apr 05

Really Cool Refrigerator

Who would really want a 10×10 foot square refrigerator? I would for one. If you’ve ever fed growing boys – food and food storage matter. But this size is usually for a restaurant. When I buckled down to design I went back to before 1925, before electricity How did they do it? There were two […]

Mar 19

3D Model – Sketchup Download

Hi All: I’ve had a lot of requests for our 3D model.  The model is very accurate and has been used as a working reference in every stage of the build so far.  The square footage is about 4500.  The greenhouse is about 900 sq ft, and 16,000 ft cubic foot. Click to download sketchup model more »

Dec 02

A Big Gl ass Wall

Hi All: We’ve been way busy getting to dry in.  All have done a super job.  We have a hard windy day ahead with cold weather on heel.  So pardon the terse.

Nov 05

First Electrical Inspection

This video shows how to install wiring in a flat roof that has no crawl space.  There are a few requirements: Don’t staple on edge or damage wire No sharp bends, corners less than 5x wire diameter Tacks every 4.5 feet or less Put the wire where you won’t put a screw through it

Sep 02

Awesome Bread !

Check out this loaf of bread brought up by the Bensteins ! Good Eatin’ !

Sep 02

Making News

Monday morning we awoke to our picture on top half of the front page of the newspaper. Who ever thought me smoochin’ on Linda would be newsworthy – let alone front page material. You can check out the article at the Fort Collins Coloradoan. The build is proceeding very well.  We’re on the move…

Aug 13

Adapt & Prevail

Attention dumpster divers – we ran out of cardboard again. We’ve drained the Harbor Freight dumpster three times now along with the VFW in Laporte. Anyway – this time we put the sawmill on sliver mode and got it done.

Aug 03

Free Lifetime A/C – $40

We’ve just they french-drain & vent/cooling tubes.  These tubes bring geo-thermally cooled fresh air to the back of the house. 

Jul 30

Swingin’ in the Rain !

Over the past couple of weeks – we’ve got awesome progress. This video segment shows extreme Technologies – Watch a 7 year old swing a sledge hammer while a 27 year old resorts to power tools. Both are AWESOME ! Many thanks to the volunteers for helping us turn a pile of tires and dirt more »

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