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CourtneyGQuinn
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posted 04 May 2005 02:14 PM      Profile for CourtneyGQuinn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
it was about trains, transport trucks, boats/floats and barges

it dealt with intermodal, mobile houses/habitats.

i can imagine a future where-by people can purchase something the size of a transport container (for a relatively low cost $30-70 000)....said "container" would/could be utilized to house/move people via trains or boats.

using a lift system a container would be able to scale....two-storey, retractable construction would allow for footage without needing foundation....these InterModal, Mobile Hab's (IMMHab's) would be mostly self sufficent. solar panels + batteries would collect electricity (+ backup low-cost wind turine)

imagine having something the size of a transport trailor that can scale to double or triple in size....imagine being able to move said container via rail, truck and boat/float/barge systems to new jurisdictions nation or worldwide (compete for lowest property taxes)....imagine being able to relocate and enjoy a trip in comfort?....

it was a wierd dream....(i'm researching relevancy )


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Mr. Magoo
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posted 04 May 2005 02:19 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If you should happen to ever wake up from this dream-state, the dog needs out.

Meanwhile, have you considered edible books? Libraries feeding millions? Best sellers becoming cherished family recipes? Cookbooks that provide their own free samples?

It's awesome to come up with an idea in between mouthfuls of noodles. These people who insist on actually researching ideas to make sure they're in any way practical are just hidebound traditionalists, I say. Just start typing and refine the genius later!

ed'd to add:

Pencils that double as thermometers! Car tires made of recycled pop bottles! Pop bottles made of recycled tires! Edible tires! Whooooooooooo! Thomas Edison, eat my frickin' dust!

[ 04 May 2005: Message edited by: Mr. Magoo ]


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CourtneyGQuinn
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posted 04 May 2005 02:48 PM      Profile for CourtneyGQuinn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
these IMMhab's would not only have a lift system to create a 2nd floor out of the container.....using tarp/tent systems would alow for massive footage without foundation (and environmental footprint)

if you're retiring...why buy a condo/cottage as a 2nd property?....why not but something that's scalable, transportable, environmental and economical?


(i've already researched possible partners for joint ventures)


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Stephen Gordon
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posted 04 May 2005 02:58 PM      Profile for Stephen Gordon        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Magoo, you've met your match.
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Scout
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posted 04 May 2005 03:06 PM      Profile for Scout     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Actually about two or three months ago Toronto Life had an article about these types of homes. Modular and movable. Some of them were pretty cool and not unrealistic. I'll dig around on their site to see if the article is there.
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Briguy
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posted 04 May 2005 03:51 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Do you mean to tell me that people still live in houses? Ha! Suckers. I've been squatting in a forgotten container on the dockyards for months now. Waterfront property, people! The toilet is just over the edge of the nearby dock! Luxury! Convenience!
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'lance
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posted 04 May 2005 03:56 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Waterfront property, people! The toilet is just over the edge of the nearby dock! Luxury! Convenience!

Ha! You're lucky to have a dock! Why, when I were a lad...

Edit:

Speaking of living in shipping containers, anyone here seen the Finnish movie The Man Without a Past?

[ 04 May 2005: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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HeywoodFloyd
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posted 04 May 2005 03:58 PM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
....we lived in a pothole in the middle of the M7. All fifteen of us.
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Paladin
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posted 04 May 2005 04:08 PM      Profile for Paladin     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by HeywoodFloyd:
....we lived in a pothole in the middle of the M7. All fifteen of us.


...Luxury.


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Gir Draxon
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posted 04 May 2005 08:40 PM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You mean something like this?

It's been done before. But if you want to buy yourself a mobile home, go right ahead.


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Papal Bull
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posted 04 May 2005 09:57 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I had a dream that penguins can talk.

I'm not going to follow up on living to this dream.


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FabFabian
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posted 05 May 2005 12:58 AM      Profile for FabFabian        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You see, that is shelter elitism. In Europe they see a purpose in modular housing. They don't have to be ugly ass housing waiting for a tornado to come by. This whole trend in Canada and the U.S. of building these McMansions just because we have the space is gluttonous and environmentally unsound.
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CourtneyGQuinn
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posted 05 May 2005 07:38 PM      Profile for CourtneyGQuinn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
IMMHab homes should allow for low cost living and traveling....

if one had an IMMHab home in Winnipeg yet wanted to be somewhere in Alberta...it would be as simple as lowering/compacting the 2nd floor and rolling up tents/tarps....call a transport truck taxi service and pay $50-$100 to hitch a ride to the intermodal rail yards....pay the rail company a sum similar to other frieght (wood, cars, coal,ect) to travel...enjoy the trip!....get to Alberta and pay transport truck taxi to take your IMMHab to an area with the lowest property taxs...

maybe CN/CP/Fairmount might be interested in setting up such a system....imagine being able to move your house to anywhere in the country for a relatively low cost and via enjoyable travel....imagine if buying into the IMMHab lifestyle allowed you to "anchor" your home on a small, property tax-free, floating city off the coasts of Halifax, Toronto or Vancouver?...

the key to a IMMHab project would be rail company involvement...


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Gir Draxon
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posted 05 May 2005 08:11 PM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by FabFabian:
You see, that is shelter elitism. In Europe they see a purpose in modular housing. They don't have to be ugly ass housing waiting for a tornado to come by. This whole trend in Canada and the U.S. of building these McMansions just because we have the space is gluttonous and environmentally unsound.


Last time I checked, you could hardly call a trailer a "mansion", even if it's double-wide.


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Tommy_Paine
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posted 05 May 2005 08:57 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I had a dream where everyone lived in those intermodal shipping containers, while in the meantime I somehow mastered the guitar and was about to launch my latent rock'n'roll career, but a hail storm made everyone deaf, then Stephen Harper turned into one of those big purple exercize balls, and bounced all over Belinda Stronach in a kinda sexual way, with Jack Layton standing by in a loss for words.

But hey, we all have dreams like that at one time or another.


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Américain Égalitaire
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posted 05 May 2005 10:55 PM      Profile for Américain Égalitaire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Tommy_Paine:
but a hail storm made everyone deaf, then Stephen Harper turned into one of those big purple exercize balls, and bounced all over Belinda Stronach in a kinda sexual way, with Jack Layton standing by in a loss for words.
.

I'd better make sure this isn't the last post I read before going to bed tonight. In the future, could you remove Stephen Harper from your Belinda Stronach fantasies? Thanks.

Next thing you know I'll be dreaming of the re-animated corpse of Strom Thurmond drooling over Arianna Huffington.


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Albireo
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posted 06 May 2005 12:11 AM      Profile for Albireo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by CourtneyGQuinn:
if one had an IMMHab home in Winnipeg yet wanted to be somewhere in Alberta...it would be as simple as lowering/compacting the 2nd floor and rolling up tents/tarps....call a transport truck taxi service and pay $50-$100 to hitch a ride to the intermodal rail yards....pay the rail company a sum similar to other frieght (wood, cars, coal,ect) to travel...enjoy the trip!....get to Alberta and pay transport truck taxi to take your IMMHab to an area with the lowest property taxs...
...only to realize that one had left the damned housekeys back in Winnipeg.

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'lance
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posted 06 May 2005 12:28 AM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
...then Stephen Harper turned into one of those big purple exercize balls, and bounced all over Belinda Stronach in a kinda sexual way, with Jack Layton standing by in a loss for words.

But hey, we all have dreams like that at one time or another.


I dunno, Tommy, sounds like your dream is kind of like "Politics" crossed with "The Prisoner," with Stephen Harper playing the role of Rover, that big ol' balloon that used to capture (somehow) would-be escapees.

I can't say I've ever had a dream like that. Mercifully.

Stephen Harper in "The Prisoner." Hmmm. He certainly wouldn't be Number 2 -- not convincingly Machiavellian. He'd probably be some other "prisoner," really a stooge for the Authorities, who tries to lure Number 6 into some unguarded confession.

Number 6, of course, sees through him in thirty seconds flat, and proceeds to play him for a fool.


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