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  •  The Dream House - Hale (0+ / 0-)

    Already have the design for our retirement home on about 50 acres here in Texas.  Series of linked "pods" - octagonal rooms 8 feet on a side.  Been a loyal "follower" of Brother Fowler after seeing my first octagonal house, and then seeing a "Hale 8", essentially a kit house, on the Big Island in Hawaii, I became convinced.  Since the most area you can get with the least amount of exterior walls is a circle, the octagon worked well into my math.  

    The next question will be materials - I prefer SIPs, but I'm willing to consider everything.  I have a few more years left, but the research continues.  That, and I'm having a real kick on the design options using Visio.  

    As another option, there is always the Monolithic Dome...

    "Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts." William S. Burroughs

    by SaltWaterCroc on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:52:01 PM PST

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