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a little cabin in the woods

Subject: a little cabin in the woods
From: Vowell Anthony R CDE/EDP
Date: Nov 05 2001 11:18:28
Yep, pile foundations are an accepted method of 'inserting'
cabins/houses into woodlands in the Pacific US. Suggest you grab a
little book called "Handmade Houses: a guide to the woodbutchers art"
which will give you lots of ideas.

-----Original Message-----
From: Andersonarb@xxxx.com [mailto:Andersonarb@xxxx.com]
Sent: 03 November 2001 08:21
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: PSULE


In a message dated 02/11/01 08:43:11 GMT Standard Time, 
timmoya@xxxxxxxxxxx.com writes:


The latest government
thinking seems to be that unit densities should be on about the same
scale
as the industrial housing on the 19th century. 

Yeah, Its often occurred to me that the best thing we could do for trees
is 
all clear off and live in high rises and leave more space for trees?
Or perhaps be more accepting of the difficulties of living close to
trees? 
Not subscribers to this forum of course; they'd all happily tolerate
leaves 
in gutters, moss on lawns etc etc.
I've got this little fantasy (one of many) but one day I'm gonna sneak
off 
and build myself a little cabin in the woods, out of poles and stuff and
not 
bother telling the planners, just squeeze it in between the trees, I bet
if 
you do away with strip footings, just have an upright sunk in the ground
a 
metre or so, the roots wouldn't be bothered too much and the cabin
wouldn't 
be bothered by the trees. Obviously I've not thought this one too far
through 
yet!

Bill.
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