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    Default Off Grid living (youtube videos). post em ;)

    I recently had a conversation with a member here, who set me straight on a few things i did not know.. many thanks to you (you know whom your are)

    Was wondering if anybody had any interesting youtube vid's that might be worth a watch.

    I thought I'd kick it off, with a couple that I have been watching.

    NOTE: I know next to zero about this kind of thing, but opened minded enough to at least learn about it.

    this I thought was interesting story from a bloke in the USA doing the cabin thing...




    This I thought had some interesting stuff on space saving idea's..




    if anybody has any other youtube channels that might be worth a look, please post.
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    The little cabin in the first vid is cute. I want one like that after this house blows away from the next cyclone.

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    lol....learjet.... same thoughts here.... (edit: that was one of my first thoughts about a storm blowing it away) and no sure I'd like to live like that 14x14 , but was interesting to see how it 'could' be done....then again.... with the right location whom knows....

    have seen some done in hawaii like this on the cheap.... thinking get out of the rat race and into cruise mode
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    For some reason I have been following the US prepper movement for a while. Some of their stuff can be a bit hard to take and you can get overwhelmed with paranoia and want to go bush with some tinned goods!

    But sometimes you will get some good info. I like to watch this guy mainly and a few others that I would be embarrassed to admit to publicly.


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    I could do it but i would have a hard time convincing the wife and the two girls to do it LOL
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    I love a bit of prepper stuff
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    I will share this one
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7Wh_f3enMo]My simple shipping container home - YouTube[/ame]
    Simple shipping container home

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    I'd hate to think how hot that container would get in the summer.

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    Like any structure if its not well ventilated it will get hot or cold for that matter but with a false roof or well insulated, its not a problem.
    Set on blocks and anchored down, it would probably withstand just about any storm safely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCADA View Post
    I'd hate to think how hot that container would get in the summer.
    I knocked up a 5 x 8 double garage (colourbond) in my back yard for my "mancave". I have plaster lined the roof and walls and put insulation between the colourbond and plaster, ie, made it a room. It is quite cool in summer but does get cold in winter. I think I may beed to put some sort of floor covering down as it is just bare concrete. However, it has surved its purpose, that is, got all my HAM equipoment and enabled me to set up a dedicated electronics work area and store all my shit.

    Now if I could only do similar up in the high country on a couple of acres!!!!!
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