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      27th Nov 2011
Hmmm some people lol


http://gizmodo.com/5862432/uk-man-bu...3000/gallery/1

 
 
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      27th Nov 2011
Building a house covered by earth is not new, But for 3k this is some record.

 
 
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your linky is brown bread triplex

 
 
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      27th Nov 2011
I think it's great

There's no mention of planning permission in the story and I wonder how long it is before the council come sniffing around after some council tax? And just which property band would they fit that into?

I reckon the fella fell on his feet, free housing in exchange for part time gamekeeping.

 
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Well it's certainly unique and actually looks very cosy.

I too, hope the Council jobs-worthies don't get heavy about planning permission, etc.
 
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... and I wonder how long it is before the council come sniffing around after some council tax?
The correct answer seems to be: IT DEPENDS.





 
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      28th Nov 2011
Looks nice and cosy! Although I'd be interested to know how he dug out all that soil arned with just a "chisel, chainsaw and hammer"!

 
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Looks nice and cosy! Although I'd be interested to know how he dug out all that soil arned with just a "chisel, chainsaw and hammer"!
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The ground was roughly leveled and compacted with an small excavator before construction started. The base of this hole was covered with builders damp proof plastic (i'm not certain that this was really needed, maybe gravel would have been better). On top of the plastic the ground was covered with scrap wooden pallets. On top of the pallets a single thickness of straw bales was laid right up to the walls and gaps at the edges were stuffed with split bales.
http://www.simondale.net/house/index.htm

That Gizmodo story is a new rehash of a much older story.

 

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