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Optimal place to live

Discussion in 'The New Monster Thread' started by BJK77, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Inger

    Inger Silver

    LOL.. I just love you Cavemam..!!! You always seem so concerned about that your son will find a nice wife.. lol.. IDK but it feels like so much love to me!

    Ice Chunk central..lol.. I just plain love you humor...lol..

    What I have learned in life so far.. never think something is impossible.. because it might just be very different than you thought to begin with! :) My own Nr1. that I need to keep reminding me of..!
  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

  3. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    This socialist is one smart cookie.........;)

  4. Sure, I just had to have a look at a map to see exactly where 86.35°N and 86.35°S are, given that the lattitude was so curiosity-inducingly specific.

    I spend most of my working days tapping away at a computer in an office where I have zero control over lighting and temperature, so the coming winter will present me with some new and interesting challenges, for sure.
  5. prAna303

    prAna303 New Member

    Right where i am now...

    Many of my old friends move to the big cities, abroad and away. I have stayed here since birth. I love my hometown because i have adopted around it.

    To the south i have the mountains with endless trails, boulders to climb and the sun to adore. Just 5 minutes from my door.

    To the north, very much the same as south. About 10 minutes away.

    To the east i have the sea with plenty of fishing and freediving. Give me 10 minutes and i hit that element.

    To the west i have the deepest of forests. Here i can run for hours and never meet a single human.

    I live in the elements for up to 10 hours a day and when i want to listen to great classical music i can go to the church for free. I can watch art, dance, music and other nice stuff in my hometown. It´s great.

    On top of this i get four seasons with minus 25 degrees in the winters and plus 25 degrees in the summer.

    But the most important things is: You see the world as you are.
  6. stacyj

    stacyj New Member

    Anywhere not in a densely populated area, with room to grow my own vegies, have some livestock, have room for my family......kind of like the 380 acres I was raised on in Nev....
  7. I love the idea of completely re-thinking houses. They've evolved through the whims and necessity of the building industry. I think there is tons of room for improvement there.

    I am on the hunt constantly for the perfect "forever" house to renovate and area. I have a great architect who's mom lives off in the mountains without electricity and Architect HATES it - but she did her mom's house and she can think out side the box.

    So far the working design has a basement type sleeping chamber room. A landing area/entry to sleeping rooms with a small functional potty/brush your teeth kind of bathroom. No shower/bath etc there.

    The "sleeping chambers" are sort of on basement level - depends on site (radon issues in mountains). Each chamber is much smaller than a normal bedroom, with a built in bed, low ceiling on one side and a half-walk-out large window on the other side. This is can be opened for fresh air flow, but should remain relatively quiet because of being mostly underground. It is also set back a few inches so black drapes/blinds on timers will be in front of it. Should be super energy efficient and easy to to the 50 degree sleeping temp. Blinds scheduled to come up with the sun. . large window is a mini-garage door, so it actually OPENS and lets in real air and light when desired.

    No closets and none of the extras like cable/tv/whatnot. One outlet by the bed for light. . .and a vented "candle place" (smaller version of fireplace) for fire for lighting should that be what is desired.

    Walk up the landing steps and to one side is the giant "dressing" area. Kind of a triangle. The dressing area has a washer and dryer IN it, with sitting room, dirty clothes storage, shoes, large mirrors. One side has a door coming from the outside and a mudroom function (snowy, sandy wet clothes and boots can come off here), One side has a door going through to the house bathing facility and the third side transitions out to the public space.
  8. The new thing in houses is for everybody to have a complete stand alone life and every bedroom is large and a master. The newer nicer bedrooms are like little hotels so nobody has to interact or share. There is lip service to a "great room" kitchen type thing - but the expensive houses mean all the grownups work and all the kids are booked with activities. It's barely more than a fast food joint.

    It drives me nuts!!!

    My more modest clients are much happier people/families than my 1% ers. The de riguer 1% life is lonely and it seems to be a parasitic organism.
  9. ok, now I want to work on house design all day. Damn you internets!!!

    Let's crowd source this baby!!! As you go through today, make a mental list of what you do during the day ranked by time. Example:

    Cook - 30%

    Internet - 15%

    TV - 2%

    sleep - 20%

    shower - 5%

    toilet -2%

    that kind of thing.
  10. Endless

    Endless Guest

    Cavemam, you need to go into business as an optimal home designer....

    I live in an amazing place....low EMF, clean water, cold winters, abundant hunting and foraging....the only thing missing is the OCEAN. I can go fish a rainbow trout almost any day without too much trouble but no oysters anywhere to be found! Lots of lovely wild game though.
  11. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    igloo for me........with a polar bear rug
  12. prAna303

    prAna303 New Member

    One of my favorite trails just outside my door. Fresh snow a couple of weeks ago.

  13. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

  14. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    Jealous!!!! Want snow now!!!
  15. Ernest Mack

    Ernest Mack New Member

    I love my place in Alaska at lat 63.3

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