Fun, Amazing, Etc.

This is the official blog of indie author / adventure writer Andy R. Bunch, author of the fantasy book, "Suffering Rancor." As always, I'll post funny or amazing things I find in my travels or from poking around online. This is a great place to kick back and relax a bit. You may note that I’m not too clean or too dirty. For more information on my book, go to http://andyrbunch.weebly.com/. Here are links to first two books http://goo.gl/iHP1i and http://goo.gl/kK13W

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Offbeat find of the Week

As you may recall, I'm inexplicably drawn to strange houses. Doubly so when they are small and off grid. This weeks find comes to us from England, The Exbury Egg Floating Off Grid house(?). More details can be found through gizmag: http://www.gizmag.com/exbury-egg/27895/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=8185181be0-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-8185181be0-90192181 Artist Stephen Turner thought up this crazy home and will be living in it for a year to observe nature. The house boat will be docked on the shore of the Beaulieu River, UK and accessed via pontoon bridge. The house was built by a boat builder named Paul Baker. It's roughly 20 feet by 10 feet. He plans to heat with a small coal stove and use solar chargers for his electronics. Doesn't seem like a bad way to spend a year, but then I'm really behind on my editing, LOL. Our next find, also from gizmag, is a prefab house that can be taped together. The process, created by German scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research and the Technische Universit├Ąt Braunschweig would bond adhesive to a metal strap that could be placed on wood and then heated with electricity to activate the adhesive. The process would take a minute instead of hours. The other advantage to this is that houses could be made out of thinner materials because they won't have to be nailed together.

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