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  1. Off Topic Lounge
    Northern California man wonders if meteorite destroyed his house (kcra.com) Northern California officials are looking into if the bright ball of light seen in the sky Friday night is a meteorite that landed on and destroyed a Nevada County home. Witnesses came from all over the region following...
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    this company is advertising a prefab house that folds open and is 'ready in an hour' https://www.boxabl.com/ looks more like they're soliciting investors than selling product
  3. Books, Movies & Stories
    Has anyone seen the BBC mini-series titled "1900 House"? It was produced in 1999 and rebroadcast on PBS in 2001. The premise was to remodel a London row house as a lower-middle class Victorian house and place a modern family in the house for three months to see how they coped. It's a real eye...
  4. Firearms General Discussion
    You are in a house and are in need of clearing it. Let's say you are not bogged down by much gear. You have a choice, a pistol caliber carbine or a short barreled AR-15 in .223 (with or without a butt stock). I know a pistol is the most tight-area maneuverable gun you could use, but I'd rather...
  5. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hello all, I recently purchased ~15 acres and am in the process of designing a house for a family of 5+ to live in. We don't want to spend a lot of money to build a mcmansion, but want it to be comfortable. I have attached a simplified floor plan that was made in excel to show the general...
  6. DIY - Do It Yourself
    http://tinyhousetalk.com/80-sq-ft-cargo-trailer-stealth-tiny-house/
  7. Off Topic Lounge
    Okay...bronx ny projects... Accepted an invite over to a school friends apartment for a pizza birthday party. I arrive and notice immediately that there are roaches on the walls in the hallway outside their apartment. So I deftly avoid them while attempting to knock on the door...grossed out the...
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    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/down-payments-get-smaller-2015-01-26
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey all, I am in the process of buying my first home. I always kinda felt like I would be wasting my time with any kind of long term preps at a house I was renting, because of the " you never know " factor. Now I am excited to have my own house on my own property, and I would like to slowly make...
  10. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hi all, Thought I would share some of my tips and spark some advice and conversation from you guys and gals regarding everyday home and apartment hardening for those of us that rent our current locations. Being a military family we move quite a bit and each time we relocate one of the first...
  11. DIY - Do It Yourself
    This video is a bit long but i put 4 videos together detailing my start to finish henhouse build. I used lumber that was salvaged from a carport that had to taken down due to rotting issues. i saved what lumber was good and bought 6 sheets of plywood 7 landscape timbers and 3 pieces of roofing...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I didn't find a thread on this topic but I wanted to know your thoughts. I'd like to help out more than just myself, so thoughts that may not directly involve my situation are welcome. We're in the market to buy a home, we want to have a self sufficient mini farm so we're looking for land...
  13. Financial Forum
    I am curious as to how many people on here have voluntarily surrendered their homes back to banks, either through deeds in lieu/short sales or foreclosure (includ. surrendering via bankruptcy), just so that they may be able to relocate to a more suitable and secure location for themselves and...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    My fiancee and I are planning on buying a spot of land and building a small cabin to live in, and using the land for gardening and raising livestock. Inasmuch, this would ideally be both our home, and our BOL. I guess you can say we're both pretty much PO'd at society, and we want to bug out and...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have recently moved from a very bad, drug/crime-ridden neighborhood. To say I have downsized is an UNDERSTATEMENT, but I've traded my house for a 25 foot RV camper trailer. You would think my fiancee and I would have a hard time adjusting to a smaller place, or that she would be complaining...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How to use "wasted heat" from electronics to warm the house in Winter I thought I would make a thread pointing out a common misconception in regards to the heat produced from various electronic components, appliances or light fixtures. In the summer, if your temps are above that which is...
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