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#1 of 6 Old 06-24-2011, 06:16 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We have been planning on doing this for years and this summer it is really going to happen. We are building a Native American primitive house and living in it whenever we feel like getting away from the grid. So excited and I want to post updates to our buildings as soon as I take pics. We are using all primitive materials including homemade cordage to lash the polls. More to come...
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Good for you!!  How are you water proofing the roof?  I hope you post pics soon.  My partner is trying to convince me to do this;) Would love to hear your story and how it goes! Do you have little ones?  Good Luck! Have fun;)

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The roof is still something dh and I are debating on. He wants cow raw hides then polls/stick, then mounds of debris. I am wanting to buy canvas drop clothes, or use bark slats and cattail mats, and then loads of debris.

Yup I have 2 young kiddos and they are going along with us every step of the way. This is a very good learning experience for them.
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That is so neat!


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Very cool, can't wait to see pictures!!

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How is it going?!!!!

 

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