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David Teague




Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Feb, 2010 11:51 am    Post subject: Faux 14th century home         Reply with quote

Hello All,

Unlike our European cousins across the sea, we don't have lots of cool historic buildings for our events. None, matter of fact. Cry

Last winter a very talented couple ( with the help of most of the rest of the group) built a full sized model home for events so the American general public have get a clue what these houses looked like. I know it's not 100 % correct, but for the wilds of Alaska it will do.

Here is a vid that hints at it's construction and shows it's use via tours at our event.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXih8SOGS8U

You can see it over my shoulder in this picture.



Cheers,

David

This you shall know, that all things have length and measure.

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A. Spanjer




Location: USA
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Feb, 2010 11:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's awesome...

I wish I could do something like that!

Na sir 's na seachain an cath.
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Steven H




Location: Boston
Joined: 10 May 2006

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Feb, 2010 2:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Agreed. It is awesome!

I have two questions:

1) What are the mat looking things on the roof?

2) Does it in fact lean or is that an artifact of the picture?

Cheers,
Steven

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Greg Mele
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Location: Chicago, IL USA
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Feb, 2010 9:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's pretty darn cool, Dave - seeing as it is *portable* makes it cooler.
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Lukasz Papaj




Location: Malbork, Poland
Joined: 09 Mar 2009

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Feb, 2010 12:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Given ramifications nice trial Happy
Guess that "mats" on roof are "thatching" ? For northern Europe roof slope is bit shallow, should have 50-60 deg slope, at least that's common for Poland .Something to have in mind in next project.
Dark wood/white walls seem to be XIX-c idea, originals were often coloured and otherwise decorated. Most of that was sanitized in XIX c to look more "haute couture" (thank you, Viollet-le-Duc Evil ). To give the idea- place mental image of white-ish Notre dame side by side with this :



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St. Mary's Church, Krakow, Main Altar, Photo by Bart Van den Bosch
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Philip Melhop




Location: Wokingham, Berkshire, UK
Joined: 24 May 2008

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Feb, 2010 6:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The white/black thing is a 19th century thing. There are a few buildings here in the UK that have the whole exterior lime washed, sometimes with colour added.
Lavenham Guildhall


That aside, I think a portable medieval house is a great idea for events and the like.
Phil
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Randall Moffett




Location: Northern Utah
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Feb, 2010 7:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dave,

Very cool! I have thought about doing this in the US as well. After living in England for much of the last decade I really miss the cool visible history around town.

I want to build somethinf like Barley Hall in York! http://www.barleyhall.org.uk/

RPM
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