Planning step by step - where every step has steps
This is a long page - hang in there - we'll try to keep it tight.
The tabs within this section parallel those in the Principles section, where the discussion is mostly about philosophy and strategy, and we suggest you read those before coming here. This section is more about tactics; it addresses our plans to make our vision come true.
Under this section, we address:
ENERGY: How we plan to intelligently reduce our need ergo costs to consume it
ENDURANCE: How we plan to assemble a 40-year-maintenance-free structure
AUTONOMY: If you already have a little geek DNA, the plans here may raise your eyebrows and your pulse rate
SECURITY: Designing physical, electronic and virtual barriers to unauthorized entry and its consequences
PRIVACY: Measures to keep prying eyes from seeing anything personal, on site or online
SAFETY: Early detection and automated responses as countermeasures for deterring dangers
SURVIVABILITY: How we intend to create a structure that resists destructive forces
COMFORT: Redefining the ways commonplace comfort measures work and reducing nuisances
ENJOYMENT: How we plan to keep ugly and annoying out of the way
Go one level deeper under the More tab and we'll get into pragmatic discussions:
Floor plan: It took us a full year to get all of our adjustments in place, but now that it's done we'll provide both narrative and illustration
Site plan: With a smidge over 5 acres of field and woods, a site that looks like it was cut in a miter box and some elevations to consider, this is a still-developing story. It starts with deciding where to put the house. Its story will get complex and rich as we ourselves learn it.
Landscape plan: We brought in an expert form this and we'll keep updating this page as the planning grows
Water plan: From the niceties of the well to every place it's used, water gets respect and this section tells how
Sanitary plan: Every house has drains and here, without a sewer connection, we found some very smart ways to handle sanitary waste
We've seen too many episodes of the British comedy gem Blackadder to claim that we have a cunning plan.
And we respect Murphy's Law too much not to have backup plans.
At this point, the thing we're lacking is an escape plan. We hope not to need that.
But no plan is foolproof until you think it is, at which point it's proof that you're the fool.
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