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  1. Kile & off grid thinker, Another possibility might be to find a tiny home , which is a huge new movement. When you done with it stick it in the back yard to rent/lease out.
  2. Kyle, Side note: if you need an areal view of your route and destination, I have a nice Drone with a thermal CG03+ GIMGAL CAMERA. option, with the ST16 Ground Station. It fits into its own carry bag/ backpack. My only rule is "you break it - you buy it." Cost is approx $3000, a bit less than a helicopter would be to replace. We can also use it to check for hot spots which indicate heat loss on our Resilient homes during and after construction. How cool is that? Ref: Yuneec Typhon H Wizard Steve
  3. Here is a more cost effective solution more along the lines that I need VS want... I am thinking at a short term solution for a live in an on-site self contained, portable, construction management office that can double as a living space. Easily moved from lot to lot with a reasonable price. Something I expect would not get stuck in the rainy season, and be able to sharing with other owner/ builders on-site again and again-.from lot to lot during construction. Regards, Steve
  4. Thank you for the tip! Due to factors beyond my control it's looking a lot like April at this point. Very best, Steve
  5. My meeting went well. Do you have experience you can share on which airlines to use? Or is there any choice?
  6. Good Idea Kyle. One reason I like my earth-sheltered passive solar home - it is very quiet. We live on 1.7 acres adjacent to a busy road and rarely hear any traffic except emergency vehicles sirens and Harley Davidsons. with six feet of dirt and concrete walls on three sides, we love our quiet lives. But I do agree noise is very irritating. and should be a concern. Thank you for bringing this up. I'll second that. Steve
  7. I'm jealous, if money was no object. Do you have a web site where I can see the interior, features, power plant, fuel?
  8. Rufina, That sounds fair. I hope to make a trip there sometime in the second half of March. I will contact you before I confirm my travel plans to make sure we have time to get together and see what is, and what will be. Very best, Steve I will be busy untill at least the 15th. I will return to see how things are going in a couple weeks.
  9. Dear Rufina, I don't suppose you would provide Longitude and Latitude coordinates and/or a google map of the property with directions from the Santiago airport would you? If not. when will you please make this available? I really want to see it for myself! Very Best, Steve Just FYI, here is the 10 day forcast for Santiago.: DAY DESCRIPTION HIGH / LOW PRECIP WIND HUMIDITY TODAY FEB 5 Partly Cloudy 85°60° 0% SSW 13 mph 51% TUE FEB 6 Sunny 86°60° 0% SSW 14 mph 57% WED FEB 7 Sunny 86°58° 0% SSW 14 mph 52% THU FEB 8 Sunny 85°58° 0% SSW 14 mph 47% UV INDEX SUNRISE SUNSET MOONRISE MOONSET Extreme 7:11 am 8:41 pm 1:28 am 3:13 pm A mainly sunny sky. High around 85F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. THU NIGHT FEB 8 Clear --58° 0% S 13 mph 53% UV INDEX SUNRISE SUNSET MOONRISE MOONSET 0 of 10 7:11 am 8:41 pm 1:28 am 3:13 pm Clear. Low 58F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. FRI FEB 9 Sunny 86°58° 0% S 14 mph 39% SAT FEB 10 Sunny 87°59° 0% S 13 mph 25% SUN FEB 11 Sunny 88°60° 0% S 12 mph 23% MON FEB 12 Sunny 89°60° 0% S 13 mph 27% TUE FEB 13 Sunny 86°59° 0% S 13 mph 33% WED FEB 14 Sunny 87°60° 0% S 12 mph 31%
  10. Thank you Rufina, This does sound to me like a more natural way, or and I do want the best bang for the buck. I'll look at both. I was thinking Rosette Stone however this sounds like a better method. Learning the language does sound to be the best prepparation skill. Very best! Steve
  11. Rufina, `Based on my quick research, I whole heartedly agree. I think I was just thrown off by the blues tanks with the windows, which did look cool. Going passive geothermal makes for great cost and energy savings. This is a value added change. Keep up the great work you are doing & Thank you so much. Steve PS In my failed attempt to put my picture into the indicator, I ended up with a black circle. If you know how to go back to the way it was or add my ugly mug, I WOULD BE GREATFULL. Bless you! Steve
  12. Thanks Bruce, Well hopefully we will find someone with in depth knowledge of fish farming. I did find this site. K-State is a great resource. Wow and check this out: according to : I found this statment : Some 16 countries now use geothermal energy for aquaculture, including China, Israel, and the United States.[129] In California, for example, 15 fish farms produce tilapia, bass, and catfish with warm water from underground. This warmer water enables fish to grow all year round and mature more quickly. Collectively these California farms produce 4.5 million kilograms of fish each year.[129] I looks like there is a lot of science that goes in to fish farming. I do like the Idea of usinggeothermal energy to get the water temperature where you need it. That would trim the energy required. Steve
  13. Thank you Kevin! We have many Spanish-speaking people here in Kansas, as well as some great Mexican food! One of my best friends in high school's father owned La Posada on South Oliver. Like you, I should have started then as well. Woulda, shoulda, coulda. No time like the present to start learning something new. I will give it a shot and see if you can teach old dog new tricks! Thank you very much for your response and participation. Let me know if you think I may be able to help you in anyway Best regards, Steve