On 7/23/12 at 9:25 AM +1000, peter robey wrote…:
Hope you are well. Peter here from Tasmania in Australia. I bought your shelter books over a year ago and have near worn them out. You very politely showed an interest in our small cordwood cabin we live in.
This is a quick note to send you a youtube link, a time lapse of the past 6 weeks of building a 16-sided round house – post and beam frame.
It’s just the missus and I building and we are not builders and wrapping our heads around funky angles and staying married has been a great challenge.!!
That crane is an engine crane with a modified jib and a water tank bolted to the back for ballast. Cost me $12 in castor wheels.
The round posts are around the 750-800 pounds in weight and about 18.5 feet high.
The crane isn’t safe but it works and we got through the 24 posts.
Unfortunately the Aust. code book prevents us from doing anything remotely like the west coast builders in your books; however we have bent the rules where we can.
All the best.