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Old 05-26-2015, 09:46 AM   #41
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the only materials I am aware that have been "untouched" by man and sin is fresh-cut wood, stone, and cob or adobe.

I may be missing something, but even "natural" materials outgas something or another? Cob has moisture, therefore mold, and a diverse microbiome.

So I think the bottom line is, you have to pick your poisons - so to speak

Cob does make a lovely home however, dontcha think?

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Old 05-26-2015, 09:57 AM   #42
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Cob has moisture, therefore mold, and a diverse microbiome.

So I think the bottom line is, you have to pick your poisons - so to speak

Cob does make a lovely home however, dontcha think?

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Old 05-26-2015, 01:05 PM   #43
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Living in a place like that could be Hobbit forming.
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Living in a place like that could be Hobbit forming.


Very clever.
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:40 PM   #45
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the only materials I am aware that have been "untouched" by man and sin is fresh-cut wood, stone, and cob or adobe.

I may be missing something, but even "natural" materials outgas something or another? Cob has moisture, therefore mold, and a diverse microbiome.

So I think the bottom line is, you have to pick your poisons - so to speak

Cob does make a lovely home however, dontcha think?
people may laugh and scoff, because Cob huts are "unconventional"....

But, unconventional to who?!?! modern society that dictates how we should live???
modern society that is profiting from that dictation?

This lady has a pretty good plan...
First portion of her video is refurbished Street Cars
Second portion of her video is cob housing.


Let's just say, I grew up in less... and I'm still here
some may say I'm not "all here"... but, that's only their opinion!
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Old 08-07-2015, 01:32 AM   #46
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This may be naive, because my bus is still hypothetical, but what's wrong with a wood floor? I'm personally torn between a rustic look and more of an industrial vibe, but I also may combine these. I plan on using reclaimed wood and materials whenever possible. Wouldn't old fashioned wood work?
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Old 08-07-2015, 02:46 AM   #47
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This may be naive, because my bus is still hypothetical, but what's wrong with a wood floor? I'm personally torn between a rustic look and more of an industrial vibe, but I also may combine these. I plan on using reclaimed wood and materials whenever possible. Wouldn't old fashioned wood work?
Bus floors are exposed to water.

Leaks from outside, boots, and mopping.

When wood gets wet it rots, molds, and rusts out metal that may be touching it.

Wood is the last thing you should have on a floor.

When you get a bus and demo the inside, you will understand.

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Thanks, Nat. I appreciate your straight talk without talking down to me. I stand corrected and informed.
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Old 08-07-2015, 04:06 AM   #49
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Thanks, Nat. I appreciate your straight talk without talking down to me. I stand corrected and informed.
If you like the wood look, vinyl plank, porcelain tile, ect are all available in many wood patterns.

Snap lock Vinyl Plank glued directly to a 14 ga galvanized subfloor is my pick.

It has a life time residential warranty.

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