Monthly Archive: November, 2013

How to Make a Simple Composting Toilet

The following has been rated PG, Pretty Gross, by the Mainstream Potty Association of America. You’ve been forewarned. The kids and I slept in sleeping bags in the dome for the first few… Continue reading

Putting Up the Dome: Part Five

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”  —Archimedes With the main structure of the dome up, we worked into the… Continue reading

Putting Up the Dome: Part Four

Ben Franklin came up with some awesome ideas, but daylight savings is not one of them. With the time change kicking in, Mauricio arrives home right as the darkness does. Eager to get… Continue reading

Putting Up the Dome: Part Three

With the foundation completed, we were ready to lay down the flooring. The plans call for simply laying plywood, but we wanted the floor to be more finished and thought the plywood would… Continue reading

Putting Up the Dome: Part Two

The building took a hiatus, as our weekends booked up with birthdays and guitar recitals and life in general. So September didn’t see much building. Then, all of a sudden, it was October,… Continue reading

Almost Wimping Out

For a while there, it got hard. Really hard. I almost wimped out. I went so far as to tell Mauricio that I wanted to rent an apartment for the winter. Not sure… Continue reading