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Building the round house

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Clipped on: 2013-12-23

Building the round house           

Four months behind schedule, finally the construction of my round house has started. Why round, you might ask? Well, why not round, I might ask back! A round house has distinct advantages in terms of thermal insulation, and structural stability. Given that the winters here are cold, and I want to keep the house comfortably warm using only the power my microhydro plant can deliver, I need excellent insulation. That alone is reason enough to make the house round.

Here the building site has been staked out, with the height of the stakes marking the horizontal plane. 

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