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    Looks like there is an April building Seminar..

    http://blog.coastaldreamsworldwide.com/2011/02/03/insulting-homes-with-straw-bales-workshop-in-nicaragua/


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    ust look here.. They have bathing !!!

    Each workshop includes 3 full meals per day (you won't be hungry!), camping accommodations, bathing facilities, and everyone is encouraged to stay on site. So, come and join us for a week of serious fun and learning you won't forget!
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    In last night's reading I came across a fer articles about drying... Apparently rice stalks have a higher moisture content and are susceptible to rot so care need be taken to get dry (very dry) bales or to dry and bale yourself.. A few examples of small scale balers as well but I do not envision myself getting "that" rustic..
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    My reading glasses are acting up again, is that Snow or Sand?
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain John Wayne View Post
    My reading glasses are acting up again, is that Snow or Sand?
    Some people have said that show is like wet sand... but I am pretty sure in the hobit house picture that is snow. Bill is from the great white north so that further affirms.
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    Ikea House




    When was that Ikea going to be built on Car. Masaya.. ???

    http://business.financialpost.com/20...o-you-by-ikea/
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    What are the people on the front porch watching? Looks like two dogs humping.

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    I think it's the body of the guy that designed the house.
    It's all part of the adventure!!

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    It looks like it was designed by a committee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    It looks like it was designed by a committee.
    Swedish = committee

    Exactly like...

    Ikea = pine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolly View Post
    I think it's the body of the guy that designed the house.
    The dog is humping the body of the man who designed the house? Do I have this correct?
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    What are the people on the front porch watching? Looks like two dogs humping.
    A little indian boy asks his father "Papa how did your father name you?" "Well son my mother gave birth to me & my father came out of Tee Pee to see big black bear, so he named me Big Black Bear." The boy continued."So what of my two sisters names?" "Well son your first sister was born & I went out of Tee Pee to see little white dove & I named her Little White Dove. Your second sister was born & I came out from Tee Pee to see a herd of deer grazing so I named her Grazing Deer. Why do you ask Two Dogs Humping?
    All this for a flag? Michelle Obama http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/0...our-years-ago/

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    This is a cool little tree house hidden on Crown land somewhere close to Whistler BC..

    This would be neat way up in the Matagalpa / Esteli region... Like a tree hugging dome

    Outside view.



    Inside



    The full article here...

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/04/25/whistler-tree-house-joel-allen/


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    anadian-ism background - Crown land is land that is technically own by Her Majesty (You know that lady descended from from some guy who had a lake "tart" that threw her ancestor a sword) . It is a large portion of the Canadian land mass.. IIRC it is about 50%.. I think it no longer is technically owned by "the crown" any longer (have to wiki that) .. Any person can walk hike, ATV and ski upon it. Camp/living is limited to a 21 day stay in one place. You can snowmobile on it but if there is a dedicated "Snow road" the sled has to be licences and insured (They have police snowmobiles eh!). Chances are if this fellows abode becomes too popular it will be taken down but not with a RCMP swat team.. Probably just a Natural resources official and a letter.
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    Anchor this off SJDS $6.2 million..... http://orsosisland.com/


    Measuring 20 by 37 metres (66 by 121 feet), the “Orsos Island” has no engine but can be anchored anywhere its owners choose and then towed to another location the other side of the world if they so wish, Hungarian-born Gabor Orsos said.




    Full story National post


    ===Edit==== With some Liberty ship plans from WWII I bet you could make one 10X bigger for 1/2 the cost..
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    i'd like to incorporate some of those ideas.....
    All this for a flag? Michelle Obama http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/0...our-years-ago/

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    Well here it is a little past Jan 28 2013 (see post #13 referring to Jan 28 2021) and it is few years closer to the goal.

    So, after a few false starts, we finally sat down with one of those financial planner folks... On first pass she thinks we have done OK and 2021 is possible .. She will crunch a few more numbers and let us know better in a couple weeks.

    Just 8 more years to go..

    But not 100% convinced yet that we will buy any place to sit, we may just rent.. Possibly trying out rentals in a couple years...

    Most likely next visit is for end April/begin May this year , but just the miss-us and I...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    Well here it is a little past Jan 28 2013 (see post #13 referring to Jan 28 2021) and it is few years closer to the goal.


    Just 8 more years to go..

    I...
    All this for a flag? Michelle Obama http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/0...our-years-ago/

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    Congrats indeed Wish I was in single digits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    She will crunch a few more numbers and let us know better in a couple weeks.
    Well with qualifiers given she said it is "on track".. Apparently the back of the napkin calculation I did 10 yrs ago was close enough..

    We have budgeted $50 US / day. There would be 2 visit "Spans"
    #1 Just after CDN thanksgiving until the week before Xmass.
    #2 Just after new year until end March early April.

    Upon return we would find something from beginning May to End Sept that can net us $25,000 - 2012 equiv dollars - and do the whole thing over, every year, from 55 to 62. It would be nice to work at / telecommute to / my current job (if they decide to keep me that long) as there would be no issue then... But I am certainly not banking on it.

    After 62 we would only need to accumulate 14,000 ish 2012 equiv dollars until we were 71.

    After 71 I could quit working if I wanted as the RRSP is transferred to an RIF.. But not sure I would...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    Just 8 more years to go..

    ...
    minimum of 13 to go!
    All this for a flag? Michelle Obama http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/0...our-years-ago/

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    Most likely next visit is for end April/begin May this year , but just the miss-us and I...

    Well... So much for that ...

    Chilo's wimpy Co-worker already booked that time off..

    So it looks more like a Aug/Sept or Oct 2 wk visit....
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    Well... So much for that ...

    Chilo's wimpy Co-worker already booked that time off..

    So it looks more like a Aug/Sept or Oct 2 wk visit....
    Me, my wife and my 10year old will be in Nica late March/early april camping at la Flor again the first week, Your welcome to come camping with us, you would just need a tent. Airfare was expensive tickets cost us $650 each.

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    August is a tough time to get tickets out of Miami with AA. Lots of AA family are flying standby in time for the various festivals all around the country.
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    Aug 2010 was our first Delta trip through Atlanta and points tickets was relative painless.. Plenty of 35,000 point seats..

    Now they offer partial payment by points 17,500 pints plus $300 ish = flight. If you pony up all in points it is 35,000 + $147 / ticket..

    The flight I had lined up for this May was (for 2 tickets) 35,000 points and $625 in cash.

    Chilo is still all gung-ho to buy a plot of land for $10K (current budget) on this trip but I need to see what unfolds once Hu-Go.. Is Gone..
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