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    That Greenland stoke looks a bit like Lofoten. I would love to live there, but wifey says no way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by acinpdx View Post
    That walkway appears to be slats with 2-foot gaps. I'd love to see another view of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Geez doesn't it though.

    Real estate's probably cheaper in Greenland, for now.
    well, that's because more and more of Greenland becomes buildable, with each passing year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    That walkway appears to be slats with 2-foot gaps. I'd love to see another view of it.
    there's a metal grid walk surface above that apparent gap
    you're seeing though the diagonal framing in the base




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    Gotcha. Thanks. Figured it had to be something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acinpdx View Post
    seems like ski houses are getting press now...

    Powder Mountain's new enclave
    https://www.dezeen.com/2019/08/01/ho...wder-mountain/

    I like the clean look, but no roof overhangs? Not gonna last.

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    I love overhangs for a number of reasons having to do with passive solar and water management but not because they'll make the house last longer, because wtf? No.

    I definitely woulda put metal roofs on those pads though.

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    Great thread, just stumbled on it. The Iceman houses are very nice but a little big. This is my current favourite house. Lots of space for a couple and their stuff. Were I to have it built, would likely change the roofline to something a bit more conventional, and go from there. Nice place if you have a view:

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    https://www.dwell.com/article/modern...ngton-0499af83
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Multiglisse View Post
    Great thread, just stumbled on it. The Iceman houses are very nice but a little big.
    Fair enough, but the first one is 4130 sq. ft above ground, not small but not giant at least by current American standards. It was built to raise kids and dogs in and now that the kids are gone there's no doubt it's too big for us. Tried to sell it last year in a flat market, we'll try again soonish.

    The second one is 2515 sq. ft. above ground. Actually a little under the average size of new US home construction. Both houses are built into hills to get usable space out of the lower level so they seem a bit bigger than they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Fair, but the first one is 4130 sq. ft above ground, not small but not giant at least by current American standards. It was built to raise kids and dogs in and now that the kids are gone there's no doubt it's too big for us. Tried to sell it last year in a flat market, we'll try again soonish.

    The second one is 2515 sq. ft. above ground. Actually a little under average size of new US home construction. Both are built into hills to get usable space out of the lower level so they seem a bit bigger than they are.
    Yeah, I get it, if you can afford it, why not go for the square footage that makes sense and fits your needs at the time. But in the end, make it the size that works for you. I love the look of your first house but would be lost in it. If I were to build the house I posted, I'd definitely need a basement and perhaps an outbuilding or two.
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    I kinda think a place selling itself as all eco-friendly and cool and urging people to "reuse and recycle" should pay a little attention to design that makes things last longer, just as a branding consistency thing.

    curious the fire risk to that Mazama design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panchosdad View Post
    I like the clean look, but no roof overhangs? Not gonna last.
    Ha! Check out the combo skylight to window at the eave in the unit beyond...
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    @ Mr. Multiglisse: I don't mean to be defensive, the houses were thought about, hard, and came out great. Could they have been smaller? Absolutely. Could they have been twice the size? Also, absolutely. I started thinking about that first house 25 years ago, I'm cool with it. I want to sell it but it's been good. The new house I'm totally digging, come visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acinpdx View Post
    Ha! Check out the combo skylight to window at the eave in the unit beyond...
    wtf is going on there?

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    even without the longevity issues, there's another funny practicality issue, note window covered with snow and ice
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    but it looks great in the rendering......

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    So, we have this oceanfront beach property, it was my Grandfther's place, he had 3 houses blown down by hurricanes on that property before he gave up. It's pretty incredible where it is. Direct oceanfront. Because of changes in the laws, it's basically unbuildable now. In that you can't get a building permit. but, you can build anyhing tht doesn't require a permit. Town bylaws say 12' or more in any dimension (not diagonal) requires a permit.

    So. we can build a beach shack that's 11'11" by 11'11". We're gonna build something, we're thinking about it. It's possible we could build a couple of structures of the same size and still sneak by the laws, but we're pretty committed to minimizing this.

    No need for a bathroom, there's no water. 4WD Honey truck comes down the sand road once a week, you shit in a porta potty if you gotta shit all that bad. So we'll need a little shitter enclosure up by the road. Least of my concerns.

    Full straight ocean view out the front, cool marsh view out the back, shitty old houses pretty close on both sides. Gotta keep in mind a hurricane could blow it down any time and insurance won't be a thing.

    Let's see some ideas for this (slightly less than) 144 sq. ft. structure

    Or possibly two similar structures.

    One recurring idea has been a yurt. Build a platform, basically. Put a yurt on it.

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    I dig that site, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post
    even without the longevity issues, there's another funny practicality issue, note window covered with snow and ice
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    but it looks great in the rendering......
    Skylights or greenhouse type spaces can work fine, but they do require specific attention to spec & detailing
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    I was hoping for sketchy shaky drawings with arrows and shit.

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    I dig the look and get the benefits, consider it done (if we ever do it).

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    Probably could change the fireplace to a cooking grill but it would work great as a garden folly slash shelter


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    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post
    curious the fire risk to that Mazama design.
    Serious question, how so? Seems pretty good, metal siding, prolly non-combustible roof, etc. could use more defendable space, (which I think doesn’t matter much, BTW), but that’s not a part of the design really.
    It seems like all the new houses there are some version of that design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    @ Mr. Multiglisse: I don't mean to be defensive, the houses were thought about, hard, and came out great. Could they have been smaller? Absolutely. Could they have been twice the size? Also, absolutely. I started thinking about that first house 25 years ago, I'm cool with it. I want to sell it but it's been good. The new house I'm totally digging, come visit.
    No need to be defensive, I am honestly a bit jealous of the opportunity and resources you have to build your vision. Both houses are stunning and beautifully executed, and the look of the Darnesville house is especially appealing to my sensibilities. I guess my point is that my vision would simply be smaller, as two bedrooms, and office and an open kitchen/dining/living area, all on one level, is the starting point.

    Thanks for the invite, my wife's brother lives in Chatham, MA, so you never know. Watch for a rusty Subaru from Canada.
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