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Re.TiReD
10-23-2008, 09:42 PM
:salamext:








Some key points of the design and construction:
  • Dug into hillside for low visual impact and shelter
  • Stone and mud from diggings used for retaining walls, foundations etc.
  • Frame of oak thinnings (spare wood) from surrounding woodland
  • Reciprocal roof rafters are structurally and aesthaetically fantastic and very easy to do
  • Straw bales in floor, walls and roof for super-insulation and easy building
  • Plastic sheet and mud/turf roof for low impact and ease
  • Lime plaster on walls is breathable and low energy to manufacture (compared to cement)
  • Reclaimed (scrap) wood for floors and fittings
  • Anything you could possibly want is in a rubbish pile somewhere (windows, burner, plumbing, wiring...)
  • Woodburner for heating - renewable and locally plentiful
  • Flue goes through big stone/plaster lump to retain and slowly release heat
  • Fridge is cooled by air coming underground through foundations
  • Skylight in roof lets in natural feeling light
  • Solar panels for lighting, music and computing
  • Water by gravity from nearby spring
  • Compost toilet
  • Roof water collects in pond for garden etc.




I want! :'( Pleaseeee :-[

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Ali.
10-23-2008, 09:49 PM
^ That's funny, it reminded me of The Lord of the Rings. You know, the hobbits' homes? Lol.
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Re.TiReD
10-23-2008, 09:50 PM
Excuse moi! I resent that! ;D since when did the tubby's have pretty little windows like that, a sick balcony and rad lighting system? lol

Well at least the tubby custard machine isnt there :skeleton:
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Na7lah
10-23-2008, 09:55 PM


that looks like a really nice place to curl up and read lol
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Re.TiReD
10-23-2008, 09:58 PM
Originally Posted by Muslimah421


that looks like a really nice place to curl up and read lol
Yeah, imagine sitting on the rocks outside the house with....Lol its soo cute! :-[
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IbnAbdulHakim
10-23-2008, 09:59 PM
i could sit on the roof and at the darkest hour of the night, telling my nephews ghost stories, wiv a torch aimed at my face!


*sighs* such beautiful moments are wasted here
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Re.TiReD
10-23-2008, 10:01 PM
It looks so magical huh? I'd do anything to live by a trickling stream and watch the sun set by my house made of wood that would never catch fire :-[
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IbnAbdulHakim
10-23-2008, 10:04 PM
^ well i most probably will end up living in a place like that so HAH! inshaAllah make dua dont curse me !!

its just a matter of time :p


as if im gnna spend my life in london !!!
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Re.TiReD
10-23-2008, 10:06 PM
At times I wish I lived in London, but then I'm glad to be away from the hustle and bustle of City life...I'd settle for the most tranquil tranquility any day :)
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Güven
10-23-2008, 10:12 PM
cooooool That loooooks Amazing! SubhanAllah :ooh:

I wanna live there !
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INsearch
10-23-2008, 10:22 PM
Originally Posted by JolieFleur
:salamext:








Some key points of the design and construction:
  • Dug into hillside for low visual impact and shelter
  • Stone and mud from diggings used for retaining walls, foundations etc.
  • Frame of oak thinnings (spare wood) from surrounding woodland
  • Reciprocal roof rafters are structurally and aesthaetically fantastic and very easy to do
  • Straw bales in floor, walls and roof for super-insulation and easy building
  • Plastic sheet and mud/turf roof for low impact and ease
  • Lime plaster on walls is breathable and low energy to manufacture (compared to cement)
  • Reclaimed (scrap) wood for floors and fittings
  • Anything you could possibly want is in a rubbish pile somewhere (windows, burner, plumbing, wiring...)
  • Woodburner for heating - renewable and locally plentiful
  • Flue goes through big stone/plaster lump to retain and slowly release heat
  • Fridge is cooled by air coming underground through foundations
  • Skylight in roof lets in natural feeling light
  • Solar panels for lighting, music and computing
  • Water by gravity from nearby spring
  • Compost toilet
  • Roof water collects in pond for garden etc.




I want! :'( Pleaseeee :-[

truly a beautiful home!! those kind of homes really are my dream homes :)
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IbnAbdulHakim
10-23-2008, 10:24 PM
^ yeah and that balcony looks short enough to jump off of without hurting yourself :D
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Güven
10-23-2008, 10:26 PM
^why do you wanna jump from a balcony anyway?:uuh:
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IbnAbdulHakim
10-23-2008, 10:27 PM
^ the question is why DONT you want to jump off of a balcony?!!
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Güven
10-23-2008, 10:29 PM
^Becuz i dont want to hurt myself..:-[

And it looks nice that house but you dont have neighboursimsad
ahh well maybe the bears can keep me company..
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buddy1
10-23-2008, 10:31 PM
its beautiful!! I want to live there!!
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Yanal
10-23-2008, 10:31 PM
Originally Posted by Alpha Dude™
I'd be attracted to this place too if it did not remind me of the Tellytubbies' dwelling place.
You mean Franklin the Turtles dwelling place.
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IbnAbdulHakim
10-23-2008, 10:32 PM
Originally Posted by Güven
^Becuz i dont want to hurt myself..:-[

And it looks nice that house but you dont have neighboursimsad
ahh well maybe the bears can keep me company..
of course u'll have neighbours silly ! :p

im sure theres plenty of other hills to inhabit around the local forest :D !


ps: i said it looks low enough to jump off WITHOUT hurting yourself :p
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جوري
10-23-2008, 10:32 PM
Originally Posted by Alpha Dude™
I'd be attracted to this place too if it did not remind me of the Tellytubbies' dwelling place.
whahahahahaha...:lol: that is exactly my thought when I saw it..
I was thinking what Gnome or troll would jump you at night, worst yet, Lala, tinky winky or po.
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Brother_Mujahid
10-23-2008, 10:35 PM
naa you guys got it all wrong its like someone mentioned in an earliar post..

Its deffinately got that shire effect and look from the Lord of the rings.
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جوري
10-23-2008, 10:45 PM
lol.. my niece was horrified at the 'nunu' their vacuum cleaner -- whenever I wanted her out of my room I'd blast my blow dryer and pretend I am battling the nunu, and I can hear her crying in the halls.. ah how it tickled me... ( yes I have a mean streak) but I digress :D

point is this house belongs in the forest somewhere... and unless you have a moat to keep those bizarre forest creatures at bay be prepared to have them peering at you through those windows at night ...


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Ummu Sufyaan
10-24-2008, 09:49 AM
:wasalamex
Originally Posted by JolieFleur
:salamext:



quite cute! but i wouldn't wanna sleep under a roof that looks like that! it looks like a giant spider web. one can only image i giant spider to go with... *shivers* ya rabbi! :exhausted :'( :uuh:
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Re.TiReD
10-24-2008, 09:51 AM
You guys ruined my dream house! :( Now ima keep imagining that like hobbity thing saying, 'My Precious'.... along with the tubby tots :skeleton:
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Ali.
10-24-2008, 09:57 AM
What's wrong with Gollum?

Anyway, the house looks too cosy/boring for my liking.
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IbnAbdulHakim
10-24-2008, 09:58 AM
Originally Posted by Ali.
What's wrong with Gollum?






Anyway, the house looks too cosy/boring for my liking.
boring? not unless your a boring fella !


the amount of things you can do, hunting/archery/horseriding/reading under the trees and enjoying fires in the open! spending nights under the stars and the list goes on and on and on!
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Ummu Sufyaan
10-24-2008, 09:59 AM
:sl:

You guys ruined my dream house! Now ima keep imagining that like hobbity thing saying, 'My Precious'.... along with the tubby tots
;D lol...
here try thisthen :p

even though it look like its about to topple over into the river:X :p lol

or this :D
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Re.TiReD
10-24-2008, 10:06 AM
Lol ;D what's right with Gollum?

And There's so much you could do. Can you imagine lying awake under the stars with nothing cluttering the lanscape, the horizon....waking up to a freshly dew-coated dawn and praying with absolute attentiveness and then spending ur day in dhikr and catching some fish for Tea n cooking it over a wood fire n den watching the glowing embers fade away as the sun sets....
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Re.TiReD
10-24-2008, 10:07 AM
Originally Posted by Ramlah
:sl:


;D lol...
here try thisthen :p

even though it look like its about to topple over into the river:X :p lol

or this :D
:wasalamex

The 1st one dont work :p

And I dont like the 2nd one, can you see that kinda sharp fence thing? It reminds me of an industrial estate....Lol its cold...My one is warmer and more ...Niceeeeeee :coolious:
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Kas1m
10-24-2008, 10:08 AM
Nice house. The first thing came in my mind was blue smurfs if anyone remembers them then flintstones lol both were boring
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Ummu Sufyaan
10-24-2008, 10:13 AM
:sl:
Originally Posted by JolieFleur
:wasalamex


And I dont like the 2nd one, can you see that kinda sharp fence thing? It reminds me of an industrial estate....Lol its cold...My one is warmer and more ...Niceeeeeee :coolious:
lol, just pull it down...:p
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afzalaung
10-24-2008, 05:13 PM
nice house...
its like a telletubbies house...but less modern...more like a house of the elves in LOTR//interesting...
lol..seems like we're heading off back to the medieval era designs
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Leyla73
10-24-2008, 05:29 PM
Yeah lol Why would you like to jump from it? Lol
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piXie
10-27-2008, 07:52 PM
:sl:

Thats a piXie's house! :bump:

Amazing! I wanna live here!
come over then. :p
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The Ruler
10-27-2008, 08:00 PM
I'm thinking Shrek. And that's why I see nothing charming about the place.
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Al-Zaara
10-27-2008, 08:10 PM
It's too small and ... Creepy.
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FatimaAsSideqah
10-27-2008, 08:13 PM
Whereabout? Is it for sale? :D
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Afifa
10-27-2008, 08:24 PM
telletubby house :D :p
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Re.TiReD
10-28-2008, 01:37 PM


Pray tell me...what looks so creepy about that ^^

The soft, warm light coming from the fire and the bulbs/lanterns in the window. It looks so warm and cosy.
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piXie
10-28-2008, 02:31 PM
Its gloomy. I'd like to explore it (During day time :D)
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Re.TiReD
10-28-2008, 02:33 PM
Lol I'd love to see it at night with the interior all lit up...Amazingly amazing! :statisfie
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Al-Zaara
10-28-2008, 03:29 PM
Originally Posted by JolieFleur
The soft, warm light coming from the fire and the bulbs/lanterns in the window. It looks so warm and cosy.
Almost any room can become warm and cozy, with a bit of lightbulb and cute lanterns and maybe even a fire place, burning hot fire... But imagine that room without those, I think it would look quite suffocating during day-time and creepy during night. The architecture doesn't appeal to me and it's too small, to live. To explore fun though!
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Re.TiReD
10-28-2008, 03:32 PM
It has an amazing interior.



The small window is adorable
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Z-Blade
10-28-2008, 04:12 PM
:salamext:,

MashaAllah, its all nice and all but that:

Originally Posted by JolieFleur


Some key points of the design and construction:
  • Compost toilet
Is just a put off LOOoll. :O *Runs away*

Wassalam.
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*Maysun
10-28-2008, 05:19 PM
omg...it looks scary :X...
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Re.TiReD
10-28-2008, 05:23 PM
Originally Posted by Z-Blade
:salams,

MashaAllah, its all nice and all but that:



Is just a put off LOOoll. :O *Runs away*

Wassalam.
;D

:wasalamex

;D

to each their own. Ima live there one day insha'Allah ;D (In my dreams) :-[
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Kas1m
10-28-2008, 05:56 PM
where is that? looks like alaska
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Re.TiReD
10-28-2008, 05:58 PM
From the site:

You are looking at pictures of a house I built for our family in Wales. It was built by myself and my father in law with help from passers by and visiting friends. 4 months after starting we were moved in and cosy. I estimate 1000-1500 man hours and £3000 put in to this point. Not really so much in house buying terms (roughly £60/sq m excluding labour).

The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation gives us a unique opportunity to live close to nature. Being your own (have a go) architect is a lot of fun and allows you to create and enjoy something which is part of yourself and the land rather than, at worst, a mass produced box designed for maximum profit and convenience of the construction industry. Building from natural materials does away with producers profits and the cocktail of carcinogenic poisons that fill most modern buildings.
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Musaafirah
10-28-2008, 05:59 PM
Check this out.
Smallest house
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Re.TiReD
10-28-2008, 06:02 PM
Wow, I'd bang my head on the roof each time I stood up :-[ it's such a cute house tho!
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highway_trekker
10-28-2008, 07:42 PM
Wales...? Real nice
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Ummu Sufyaan
10-29-2008, 07:40 AM
:sl:
Originally Posted by JolieFleur


Pray tell me...what looks so creepy about that ^^

The soft, warm light coming from the fire and the bulbs/lanterns in the window. It looks so warm and cosy.
agreed! :statisfie
but the celing of hte other room man....like a giant spiders web :exhausted :D
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