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Haven't you ever found a spot with a view so great, you'd just like to plunk a house down right there, and enjoy it right now? Now you can. (Read
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|"This is ingenious! What makes it perfect is it's COMPLETE self suffenciency. When I saw the bit about solar panels, I thought "12 volts". Then they talked about 110 volts and I was thrown through a loop. AND it can be plugged into the grid, as well! As a family that lived in a traditional mobile home for 13 years, the potential for marketing these as a regular housing alternative is amazing. Once again, Clarke hits the future square on the head!"
(Joey1058 10/6/2009 10:31:00 AM)
|"I agree. Clarke, of course, was a tidy scientist who just assumed that nobody would make a mess in whatever exotic location was desired. But what a great idea; you could just airlift them in."
(Bill Christensen 10/6/2009 11:45:55 AM)
|"Buckminster Fuller predates both this design & Clarke with his Dymaxion House (1929)"
(Blue Monkey 1/10/2010 3:45:31 PM)
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