Is that your house?
That's not nice Evo, I'm sure Wolram doesn't live in a skip!
It couldn't be. I don't see any smoke billowing out.
Whats left of it.
Just to the right of the skip is the covered over hole.
You have skip? I would've been happy to have a hole!
Monty Python - Four Yorkshiremen (40 years ago)
Just before i took the pic i could not get to the house, it was surrounded by escaped sheep,
i had to help round them up, i am sure we missed one cause i keep hearing, BAAAR.
You Europeans and your brick houses. Hilarious.
Yep, this is all us poor Brits can afford a house made of brick nearly 200 yrs ago, we used to use a lot more wood in our buildings but then we stopped because they kept catching fire.
Brick build is bit more storm resistant too.
Beats straw or sticks.
Yeah, I'd like to see you all say that when an earthquake hits.
Oh, right, you Brits only get the midget earthquakes.
I read a piece about a guy building a wood framed straw walled house a short time ago, he was using untreated bales of tight compacted straw, i did not learn what he covered the straw with, it is amazing but there are adobe type buildings still in use in the UK some quite ancient.
My wife and I lived in a rented brick farmhouse for a couple of years while the new owner saved enough money to start renovations. The exterior walls were not insulated, so we closed off all the rooms except the kitchen, bath, and a small room that we used for a bedroom. The first summer there, I had logged, split, and stacked enough wood to fill the whole furnace-room, and I was pretty proud of myself until I talked to a neighbor who had actually grown up in that house, and he told me that wouldn't be enough. When they lived there, they only heated those rooms that we left open, and they filled the furnace room and much of the cistern-room as well. I ended up with over 20 cords of wood, and had to cut extra over the winter to keep from running out. Brrr!
Yes, the sun shines on the UK, apart from when it is raining.
I have kept this place warm with 800 watts, but so far temps have not fell below -5.
And you're using that crazy Celsius scale, too, so that is a very high winter temp compared to us. We routinely get weeks when the temperature doesn't get above 0 deg F. Luckily, this little log house heats up nicely with a tiny wood stove and a few cords of dry wood. I say "luckily" because the remainder of the wood that I stacked last summer is buried under several feet of snow and I'm really happy not to have to dig it out and re-stock the wood shed.
How do you stop a log house getting water logged?
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