[Homestead] instant shelter

Dick Fischbeck dick_fischbeck at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 28 13:42:50 EST 2005

What problem do you see heating a torus? Every home has its warm rooms and its cool rooms.

Benefits? Strength, privacy, diversity in light...and a central outside area.

Tubes, especially curved tubes, are simple and strong. Three connected or intersecting donuts is
another idea. I could go on and on.

> From: "Melody O." <melody at crecon.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] instant home
> At 02:09 PM 11/27/2005 -0800, you wrote:
> > "Instant Emergency Shelter, Just Add Water". 
> >Cement canvas. Any shape bag made of hardening fabric can be inflate
> >until set. I can think of
> >many possible different-shaped buildings.> I like bagel shapes as a
> >possible home shape.
> Cool stuff.  What would be the benefit of a bagel shaped home?  It would be
> beautiful to have such a private area in the middle, but it seems like it
> would be difficult to heat.

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