14 August 2009

Alternative Homes

Treehouses, Geodesics, Yurts


Check out the combo pictured above-- a Treehouse/Geodesic Futuristic Concept Design...
It's #4 on THIS page; see if it don't stir image in the ination...


And moving TibEastward...

The original word for "nomad" came from a word for felt, making the nomads "felt people". These felt people called their circular, lattice-walled shelters "home," ger (rhymes with "air") or uy (oo-ee).[1]


I didn't know that...
But apparently these nomads liked the efficiency of the Yurt, one of many options I explore tonight in a quest for six months' worth of Ozarks-suitable camping shelter (Spring to Fall Solstices...).


Me? I'm dryad-- Druid if you wanna be spiritually sassy about it all, which, really, ain't necessary...
Well, being of Oaken bent, I'm kinda partial to living amongst the birds...


No Flood worries here! Ha!
Then again, a few feet of snow and I'm ... "floating"... on high cotton! HAR!


And then we come full circle, with another circular structure, the Dome...

Always loved these structures...something hearth-centralish about it all, and being able to set the house up Four Quarters in curves...

The message, really, is-- folks, anything is possible.

How probable... depends on how Swan-like your mind be...

Slainte, Folks!

Cygnus

5 comments:

Felinae said...

Very cool, Cygnus

I like the tree house idea, but the Yurt is probably more practical in this situation, for the 6 months. The tree house can be built later, or during your 6 month stay.

On a side note, love the shot of the double rainbow over the Dome house in the last picture.

Hugs to you, my friend :D
~Felinae~

Kyddryn said...

One of the kids at the school I attended in NH lived in a dome house. It was nifty, but I always wondered how they hung art on the walls.

I camped this summer near a fellow with a yurt he made for himself - it looked comfy, but maybe more complicated than I'd care for on a short-term basis.

I like the tree houses, especially the ones suspended from the trees like cocoons. They seem like just the thing for writing or escaping for a little while.

Neat stuff, Sir.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Not The Rockefellers said...

I'm a sucker for a treehouse.
Lovely little sanctuary in the trees..with the birds and the bees..

Didn't I write a poem about that once? You remember that one Cyg?

Peace - Rene

Diane said...

I LOVE YURTS...and it is my dream to own one as well on my own land...etc. etc.
I have visted a place where they make & have yurts on display. It is Pacific Yurts in Cottage Grove Oregon...WOW. They also have a nice website with great photos too.
Dreaming on...

Ashley said...

I like the treehouse. I lost my land, but if I can get it back, or get another piece of land, then when it comes time to build my home there, I might look to the trees. I've thought about it before.

Like the elves in LOTR. Or that kid on that television show. You know, the one with the place who did that thing.

Anyway, interesting images.

Hugs,
Ashley