Alternative Housing (and a good use of religion)

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Alternative Housing (and a good use of religion)

Post by DrDonkeyLove » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:38 am


Odd serendipity today. Was driving across Iowa and made a rest stop that had a big historical sign about some guy named Grinnell who was an early settler and who started Grinnell college. Not far later I see an exit sign for Grinnell and decide to see the town and college on a complete whim.

After the exit I see a sign in front of a church that says "Homes for Haiti" with a model of the unit shown in the clip. I'm curious about alternative housing and this thing looks really cool. Kind of like an extra sturdy yurt.
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Post by milosz » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:51 am

Tropical climate, uninsulated steel walls and a metal roof - I'm not sure how folks won't bake alive in something like that.

He points at the metal roof and calls it a heat shield, talks about decking - but then, inside, the ceiling appears to be that exact same metal roof. I think I'm missing something.

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Post by Turdacious » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:04 am

http://www.humblelibertarian.com/2010/0 ... -term.html

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Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:32 am

What are the those plywood thing called the build at burning man? Cheaper and easier than Red Cross shelter.

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Post by Kraj 2.0 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:06 am

milosz wrote:Tropical climate, uninsulated steel walls and a metal roof - I'm not sure how folks won't bake alive in something like that.
That's what's so diabolical about it.

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Post by j-cubed » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:12 pm

Lots of churches with missions teams go to Haiti and build these:

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Post by Andy83 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:34 pm

milosz wrote:Tropical climate, uninsulated steel walls and a metal roof - I'm not sure how folks won't bake alive in something like that.

He points at the metal roof and calls it a heat shield, talks about decking - but then, inside, the ceiling appears to be that exact same metal roof. I think I'm missing something.
Bake in summer. Freeze in winter....FAIL!
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