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This is a discussion on Tiny Houses and Cabins within the Survival forums, part of the Armory category; I can't be certain how close I'll get to that 15K mark, I was leaving more than enough room for error. Granted, with my choice ...


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Old September 12th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #16
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I can't be certain how close I'll get to that 15K mark, I was leaving more than enough room for error. Granted, with my choice of axles I understand that torsion axles work best under a full load.

I'll be looking at finding a truck once I get started on a build, obviously one duty rated to handle the load. In the event I just go to move it without my own truck (in a non SHTF situation) I could rent a Home Depot truck or a Uhaul.

Once parked I'll jack the whole thing up and level it off to get the weight off of the suspension. I plan to weld on four 4 1/2 ton scissor jacks.

There will be some food and water, yes. I was planning on using a water catchment system and because I plan to make my own power an atmospheric water generator (AWG) for making my potable water.

For hot water I think an RV500 will be the ticket, it is a 12V lit on demand propane HW heater. Given that I'll have an amount of propane for HW and for the cooking range.

I will certainly have some stored food for emergencies, but I think for long haul sorts of emergencies I would like to have a few shipping containers at wherever I locate the house for extra storage and for working in.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 09:57 AM   #17
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I'd love to be able to relive my Autocad R10-R13 days, R13 was the first copy I bought as a student in high school. I actually prefer the DOS version to the Windows 3 version. Darn dog chewed up the CDROM. I had a hand me down copy of 2004 the license was being retired. I lost the key in a drive failure because I didn't write it down.

You really don't have to give me a hook up on Autocad, I just miss some of the features I'm so used to with it. I should get a license of SketchUp Pro, I would really love to have the solid modeling tools.

As for rendering I was considering SU Podium V2. I won't even try the demo on this loaner laptop I'm on right now, it's too weak. I'm out of state without my own PCs. When I get home I'll try out the SU Podium V2 Demo, it's limited to 30 days, if I like it I might pony up for the full version. I'm not in need of quality rendering, but it would just be fun to play with.

You should make those shacks you've drawn into workable plans, then sell them. You could give this guy a run for his money.
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I couldn't give you a license, but could send you the media from 2006 to current, if that was all you were missing. You can get a 30 day trial for the current version of Autocad.

Podium is a great plugin for Sketchup. I would recommend it. If you are wanting to do more, get sketchup pro and podium. I am like you and want my models to be nats-azz accurate. I can't stand to model in sketchup unless it is massing and conceptual.

I am not even sure where those plans are anymore. I will try to dig them up.

Here is a thought for your trailer, if you just want something secure and fairly easy. You can buy used shipping containers for cheap. Mount that to your trailer and you have a mobile command center. A bunch of my contractors use them for for their job trailers, and some are decked out nicely.
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Came across this tiny house blog and thought some of you may be interested.
Welcome to Facebook - Log In, Sign Up or Learn More Straw Bale constuction has complete 7 day workshops that look very interesting as well.
http://www.strawbaleworkshops.com/

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I couldn't give you a license, but could send you the media from 2006 to current, if that was all you were missing. You can get a 30 day trial for the current version of Autocad.

Podium is a great plugin for Sketchup. I would recommend it. If you are wanting to do more, get sketchup pro and podium. I am like you and want my models to be nats-azz accurate. I can't stand to model in sketchup unless it is massing and conceptual.

I am not even sure where those plans are anymore. I will try to dig them up.

Here is a thought for your trailer, if you just want something secure and fairly easy. You can buy used shipping containers for cheap. Mount that to your trailer and you have a mobile command center. A bunch of my contractors use them for for their job trailers, and some are decked out nicely.
I'm not too worried about getting back into AutoCAD; SU is good enough. I might go Pro when times are better. As for Podium, yeah I'm thinking that I might skip some other purchases to get it.

Dig out those old plans, if they aren't in SU drop them over or just remake them.

I might get a shipping container or multiple, then set them up, use them and then resell them once I build my dream tiny home. A place to put the stuff will have to come first.

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Came across this tiny house blog and thought some of you may be interested.
Welcome to Facebook - Log In, Sign Up or Learn More Straw Bale constuction has complete 7 day workshops that look very interesting as well.
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I've read into straw bale construction for a long time. I'd love to build one. I would really think about doing that to make a big insulated shop building.
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