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Old 04-18-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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Hello from Germany!


We're a British/Japanese family, trying to find a low(er) impact path forward. To this end we manage to get about using public transport and bikes, and I'm currently doing a three year apprenticeship as a carpenter/cabinet maker to get skills for a low energy economy. We also have an allotment which we're slowly working on although it is mostly brambles at the moment, and we're trying to find a way to get around draconian local planning laws by building a Yurt so we can be on site a bit more than we can now, and possibly think about more time-intensive things like chickens.

As we live in the heart of one of the most car-dominated areas of the world, notions like Peak Oil, Climate Change, or living more simply, don't come up on most people's agenda, so being part of a forum where we can ask questions about practical matters would really help. Of course, we'll still be asking a lot of Questions locally, but sometimes it is handy for the first questions to be in my first language so I can then ask more intelligently locally...

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Old 04-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:00 PM   #3
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:57 AM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome. I realised when reading my introduction that I came to a Yurt as a last resort. It's true I considered a wooden structure at first (as a trainee carpenter it caame rather naturally to mind) but a Yurt is mush more my sort of thing.

It's good to be amongst people who don't think I'm mad and/or 'building a tent'...
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:36 PM   #5
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Okay, that last post got mangled between brain and keyboard:

Thanks for the welcome. I realised when reading my introduction that GAVE THE IMPRESSION THAT I came to a Yurt as a last resort. It's true I considered a wooden structure at first (as a trainee carpenter it came rather naturally to mind) but a Yurt is much more my sort of thing.

It's good to be amongst people who don't think I'm mad and/or 'building a tent'...
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:13 PM   #6
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Frankly, I love German architecture and design, and I really excited to see what you come up with!
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