Friday, October 7, 2011

Pyramid? \ Flowers \ Star

Got 4 more of the rails delivered yesterday which makes a total of 7 and at 26' long each it opens up the possibilities of the below plans.
A 12x12 room would just fit in the lower part and there would be a ton of storage around that and also above. Of course there could also be a sleeping loft in the top part also. The outside space in the lower part would also open up the possibility of bunks that would fold back in to the wall leaving most of the full 12x12 wide open during the day. A closet and drawers could also be sunk back in to the outer area. This is just one of many ideas I'm kicking around. I think a pyramid 17 feet tall seen from 118 would look pretty cool. What do you think? Bigfoot's son has said he can make the parts I'll need to join the rails at the top and I can fabricate the plates to secure  the 4 corners to the ground.

One of my friends has a Mack Truck with a boom and winch that could be used to lift the joined corners to make the pyramid.
My flower garden just outside the door of the trailer. That's about all the wildflowers I see blooming anywhere around here.
This morning just before sunrise. There was actually a star or planet seen through the sunrise and it looked so cool I took this picture. Unfortunately the camera didn't show it so I made a feeble attempt to add one, but that didn't turn out too good either. Maybe you can get the idea of how it looked?

19 comments:

  1. That is a planet and it is Jupiter. It is up all night, starting out in the east and setting in the west.

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  2. I figured something like that DD. Sure looked cool this morning. Just wish my camera would have shown it.

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  3. damn....looks like a great plan.!

    Fill those voids at sidewalls and upper area...and you'd have a great thermal barrier.
    Recessed sleeping niche saves floor space.
    Stucco the outside with glitter or metal shavings troweled onto the damp stucco...and VIOLA!...you have the ultimate tin-foil hat Mother (mofo) Ship..!!

    work in some 12V LED light bands around it...Yeah!!

    okay got a tad carried away there.

    Bigfoot

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  4. Welp BF, I'll be satisfied to get the frame up first and then start planning all the cool stuff. ;) I am thinking stucco though.

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  5. David - Love the pyramid structure. And it's supposed to be very healthy to live within a pyramid - except for those darn mummies Hehehe. Seriously, good karma / vibes / whatever under the apex of a pyramid :)

    And I reckon from the 118 it would look stunning! Probably earn you a place on Google Maps too LOL

    Now, I wonder why those flowers are blooming - just there. Did that spot get extra "water"? You've obviously got green fingers...

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  6. Dani, living in a pyramid might do better for aches and pains than a copper bracelet. (Especially if it was warm in there during the winter. ;)

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  7. Are you talking a Pyramid or an "A" frame. Do you remember the "A" frame I did in the Deer woods. They were cool. They had quite a bit of room in them too. I only used 4x4x8 yard timbers too. Mix cement with the dirt on the floor and have a concrete floor. Your moving right along there tffnguy..

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  8. Nope Tig, not an A frame a pyramid. A 12x12 room with an 8 foot sealing will just fit in it. I plan to try the Portland cement / native soil mix for the floor, but the adobe dust down here doesn't work well with that. I'll have to have some courser sand hauled in. Adobe dust is about the same consistency as talcum powder.

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  9. That will be really cool! I knew you had a solid plan. I'll be watch-en!

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  10. David,

    Is there a lot of clay in the soil there? I need to dig some holes on my property and see what the soil is like...

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  11. Orientation would be important. With the side walls angled, you might consider attaching solar panels (and using some of the folding bunk space on one side for the batteries, controller, etc.). Just a thought. Great sunrise photo.

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  12. Tig, come on down and I'll put you to work. ;) Might even supply the red stuff for energy.

    Terry, up here there isn't much clay in the soil. Its solid rock from 4 to 6 inches deep and adobe dust and rock chips above that. Should be a fitting base for a pyramid. I hear the best place to be if you want a lot of clay in the soil is at the base of a mountain and considering some of the house sized boulders that have rolled a quarter mile down the mountains I don't think I'd want any of that property. (Just my thoughts)

    JiW, I'd want the pyramid facing the exact direction as the ones in Egypt. Not that I'm an Egyptian cultist or anything like that. Just for the cool factor. Also I'd want it to resemble the pyramids as they would have looked say 4 or 5 thousand years ago, but of course on a much smaller scale.

    The main thing I don't want to happen is start something that will never get finished so for now I'm just knocking ideas around in my head. (Good or bad for headaches. (All depending on how you look at it.)

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  13. Sounds like a good plan David.

    That is a beautiful sunrise photo.

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  14. MsB, ever heard the old saying "The best laid plans of mice and men"? I hope it doesn't turn out to be one of those deals. ;)

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  15. I've done a lot of reading about pyramids. The ones in Egypt are definitely what you want to model yours after, if you want health benefits. You must use the same exact angle as the great pyramid of Cheops (same angle the sun's rays at the summer solstice), and it must be oriented EXACTLY north to south. You can check with the nearest airport for the exact declination of true north/south to magnetic north/south in your area. Unfortunately for you, for all the health benefits, the pyramid must have no metal in it. This is very important. It must be made of stone, wood, or some other non-metal material. Still, it would be cool to live in a pyramid, even if made of metal, and would sure look interesting from the highway. Best of luck!

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  16. My statement is not correct and I corrected it in my blog today (10-09-11). Sorry, I guess I was just dizzy.

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  17. Allen, I guess if I ever get it built then it will be without the benefit of the magical properties (If such a thing exists) It will mainly be for looks and a small place to spend nights in when the weather is real hot because I'll want to insulate the heck out of it. Should be a lot easier and less costly to heat and cool it than this trailer. I'll have to look in to finding true north here.

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  18. DD, nice to have that straightened out now. ;) Maybe I should have known that to, but didn't bother to think of it. I don't think about a lot of stuff I should now days.

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  19. Personally, I don't get up that early anymore, so getting to see a picture of a real nice sunrise, let alone one with a planet in it, is reward enough for me.

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