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I want one.

 

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Love it,
Bet that will take a beating and still be standing.

Reminds me of how they showed me they pour my Safe Shed,
Monolithic , and rebar on 12" centers..
:cool:thats impervious to most anything...


Jim
 

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It made me cringe watching that "spider tie concrete house" video. It looks good by computer animation, but I would never build one!

My next house build is definitely going to be ICF, like the third video.
 

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Oh...... just watched the video.

1/4" thick steel roof.

Yes, that I can see.
 

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What I like about the spider tie concrete house:

1. Bullet proof, except for windows. Thick plexiglass could work for bulletproof windows.
2. Fireproof
3. Tornado protective
4. With the right design, fallout proof

A number of years ago, there were fires in the mountains in Colorado and two homes made it through the fire, because of special planning by their owners. One man built his home out of fireproof materials. The other man had planned for putting out a fire at his home with foam. When it was time, he set it off.

I used to want a log cabin, but they are not fireproof. In a SHTF situation, or worse, having a house burn down is not what we would want to deal with.

I have been following the building of two different homes on Youtube. Both have ICF forms for the lower or basement level.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChhBsM9K_Bc9a_YTK7UUlnQ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-ZM4m7sXsR1CSh0vAkZSqw
 

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I am not in a place to start building anything right now, so lets say I am doing research. As a child, we had a very old set of encyclopedias, maybe from the 1910s or 20s. I saw how to build a house in one of them, and my lifelong dream of building my own house was started. I don't want to build it myself any longer, but would like to help in building one.

This spider tie house is by far the best type of building I have seen that fits the list of what I would like to have for a home or even a bug out location.

Besides the ICF forms, I had also been looking at building with slip stone. I had not heard of slipform stone masonry until I began looking for building with stone. This is a relatively inexpensive way to build, but it looks very labor intensive.


I could imagine starting a slipform stone home and never finishing it because of the time and hard work. I have learned from working on my own home how easily I can hurt from tuckpointing, scraping paint, scraping old wallpaper, drywall work and others.

Watching the youtube videos of Pure Living for Life, they could easily build out of stone. In this day and time, building the spider tie house would be attractive and much less labor and time intensive.

Another thing that I like about the spider tie house is the roof. I wonder what the lifetime on that roof would be?
 

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Another thing that I like about the spider tie house is the roof. I wonder what the lifetime on that roof would be?
I don't think very long.
There isn't enough structure underneath to support the weight.
 

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I only saw one problem. They didn't insulate under the heated slab. The ground is a massive heat sink that you can never fill. One guy around here put in a heated floor in his garage to save money and wound up spending more on heat because the earth kept sucking all the heat out of his uninsulated slab.
I thought about the heat as well. I wonder how a person would insulate under a concrete floor, other than an open area underneath the slab, such as a basement? Not easy to have a concrete slab off the ground.

I have thought maybe to have a geothermal heating system. My cousin has that system. His house is warm in the winter, cool in the summer, with a fan circulating the air.
 

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This is the latest video from Pure Living for Life, documenting their home build. This video shows the closed cell foam insulation being put down over a layer of crushed stone, plumbing rough in, sand layer, and then vapor barrier.


23 minute video showing latest steps.
 
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