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Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Small Geodesic Dome House In Alaska (for sale)- AND Sketch #7 (of SIXTY) in our tiny house concept marathon!

On n' on, til the break a' dawn- Sketch #7 is below (just a string of "SIXTY SHACK SKETCHES IN SIXTY DAYS" leading up to the release of the new version of "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks" (available NOW through super-cheap!).

ALSO- don't forget- Dec 10th is the deadline for submission ideas for our glass/plastic soda bottle re-purposing contest (where you can win a load of tiny housing books- check it out HERE).

As for the tiny (ish) dome home... a newer listing on Seward, Alaska's the locale...I'm usually not a huge "dome guy"- especially a tented-style one, but this place (a "Big Pacific Geodome") DOES look pretty darn cool- as does the plot of land..... Years back I drooled over, and contemplated buying, a "Zome" in Alaska- on almost an acre too- for $10,000- but just didn't have the loot (or the plane and time to get there)- so I do have this fascination, as do many, with that state. 

A GREAT read, by the way, on "hippie homesteading" in Alaska, is "Drop City" by T.C. Boyle, who I'm a big fan of. Its a fictional tale, but a really wild read (I've linked it, for its synopsis, etc- below). Its somewhat adventure and mishaps, in a back-to-the-land-mindset, hippied-out, package. Tough to describe. I first stumbled on his work (he's a pretty huge author) when I picked up "A Friend Of The Earth"- another bizarre novel dealing with the Earth in the future (a realm of constant rain and hurricanes), a tree-dwelling girl, and more. Some interesting non-utopian concepts....endangered animals and wild zoo animals set free to roam the land (no one can afford to help, harbor, and/or take care of them)....

 As for today's simple concept sketch (again, NOT from "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks", but part of a string of never before released materials (some old, some new)....

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen

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