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Jawny

Paul's new home

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I didn't start learning about dome construction until after I was running this forum. I had already been residing in the Philippines for a few / several years, at that time. 

 

Anyway, it seemed logical to me. You see, as a truck driver, I drove on the I-5 where the Santa Ana Winds would literally, lay big trucks on their sides. Well, they would do this to large box trucks. But, I happened to haul tanker trailers during those years. The air would just flow over and under those tanks, as smooth as silk, without causing me any problems on the interstate. I figured, once I began researching home building for an area of the world that so many Typhoons over the course of a year, I might as well consider building something that would withstand those high winds.

 

So to be clear, you're recommending a dome coming out of the ground, not a house like a wiener wagon? Your description of the tanker truck made me wonder if the house being described was cylindrical on its side or cylindrical vertically.

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So to be clear, you're recommending a dome coming out of the ground, not a house like a wiener wagon? Your description of the tanker truck made me wonder if the house being described was cylindrical on its side or cylindrical vertically.

 

Here's the latest CAD drawing of Paul's dream house. Looks very typhoon resistant to me! :)

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Here's the latest CAD drawing of Paul's dream house. Looks very typhoon resistant to me! :)

attachicon.gifDick house.jpg

Looks like a nice design. With a few few strokes of the pen it can be enlarged with more bedrooms.

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Here's the latest CAD drawing of Paul's dream house. Looks very typhoon resistant to me! :)

attachicon.gifDick house.jpg

 

Err, uh, yeah Mike, that's it - kinda.

 

Maybe a one-bedroom version for me, though.

So to be clear, you're recommending a dome coming out of the ground, not a house like a wiener wagon? Your description of the tanker truck made me wonder if the house being described was cylindrical on its side or cylindrical vertically.

 

Right. Sorry for the confusion.

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Maybe a one-bedroom version for me, though.

Right, 1BR/1BA - fine. 3BR/1BA would be an effin disaster. And where do the stairs go? It appears the main entry is into the bathroom? Edited by SkyMan

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Right, 1BR/1BA - fine. 3BR/1BA would be an effin disaster. And where do the stairs go? It appears the main entry is into the bathroom?

Why do Americans need so many toilets?

Not uncommon 3BR/4BA,

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3br 4ba is not commmon

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Maybe a one-bedroom version for me, though.

 

and a kitchenette, and a half bath.

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Why do Americans need so many toilets? Not uncommon 3BR/4BA,

I want more than 1 and if you have 3BR you probably need 3 but you want 4 and think American's want too many?

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