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Primitive Technology: Tiled Roof Hut



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3 comments:

JB said...

Classic video everyone needs to see!

Anonymous said...

Lloyd...odd question..

to whit, I am not currently in position to do renos, but I like to keep my mind busy/distracted imagining "what if" (as in what if I win the lottery, I could...)...I try to imagine things which would work/be healthy/acceptable...

so, say I win the lottery, and I want to do big renos (which would involve some serious insulation questions)...

myself, I am against this current fad of spray foam insulation..I have huge number of allergies, and this spray foam is mostly some version of chemicals, and I can only think of spray foam yrs back which cause many folks I know trouble (big time).

I keep coming back to plain old fibreglass insulation as the "choice"...

yet I wonder about "sea grass" (which I have read is a silica base?), may be actually better if one could source it?

and there is the very old "horse hair" insulation...(have read about some old building which have it, still going strong ) (and I actually have an old (1800's)horse hair filled "couch" which is "still going strong".

so I am wondering (should I win that lottery), what are your thoughts on the be all to end all for insulation for renos?

Lloyd Kahn said...

I haven’t kept up with insulation, but believe there are a number of non-toxic alternatives to foam. I’d suggest some Google research*, also talking to builders.

*I just Googled “non-toxic building insulation and it came up with a lot of info.

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