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I've been enjoying watching this guy called Booglehead's videos of his SIPs self build on a stunning site in Tasmania. He built a metal kit workshop on site first and made a basic flat in there for him and his wife to live in during the build. He has then been building the main house with SIPs with occasional help from a friend and a few specialised tradespeople here and there.  It's a near-passive house, on one level with MHRV, zinc roof and a large carport. I like that he is just the right side of bonkers and talks in metric, though with it being Australia the regs are a bit different.  He does have an alarming habit of creating cold bridges with the enormous bugle head screws he is so fond of and the house isn't to my taste, but that's the beauty of self-build and the nature of local vernacular I guess. 

 

Obviously you need to watch the videos in the playlist in reverse order. 

 

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzJHPUKEmzWVlbuMLwIeT_52SooH5ROrB&si=1bo9fsoDs7syy5iO

 

If anyone else has any YouTube playlists to add to this post that would be great. 

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Thanks very much for the link to Booglehead's videos.

YT isn't to my taste: but that said I spend some time on it every single day, and hours on it when - as normal- I have no clue about to do [....] 

The issue of shared bad-practice does rear its head now and then. But often that's as instructive as the opposite.

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2 minutes ago, ToughButterCup said:

YT isn't to my taste: but that said I spend some time on it every single day, and hours on it when - as normal- I have no clue about to do [....] 

The issue of shared bad-practice does rear its head now and then. But often that's as instructive as the opposite.

Yeah, there's another channel called Break Heart Orchard with an American guy posting his SIPs self build that I have been watching and he is a bit of a 'how not to do it' guide.  It's interesting to compare his efforts and Booglehead's right enough - Mr Booglehead seems to have a background in construction of some sort and it really shows. That said, Mr Orchard did build himself a house and get it signed off, so I don't want to knock him too much, even if he did then have to dismantle some of it to get his furniture in afterwards. 🙄 He is pretty humble and candid about his mistakes though.  I got a bit bored with his videos after a while though as he left the camera running a bit long for me. He also talks in feet and inches which (in spite of my forum name) I find infuriating and very hard to follow.

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNTohfwvpNKxHWiwDshFvx9rvGPqQ6qx_

 

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8 hours ago, Sparrowhawk said:

I've enjoyed dipping into this Norwegian build: https://www.youtube.com/@mindsparx1/videos to see the way a carpenter orders the tasks.

Oh I started watching this guy the other day. I can't believe that after his whole (self built) house burnt down he just said 'Oh well' and built another one in the same place. I don't think I am that resilient. 

Also - has the man not got any friends?

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Not about house building but about making other things....

 

Cutting Edge Engineering (big lathes, milling machines, welding etc)

https://youtu.be/KswiJrYhEbY?si=Dg8VU9tH1f4LCS8K

 

 

Blondihacks (makes steam engines etc)

https://youtu.be/yiAWsopdr0A?si=YFpUSzTGx2cLMeGC

 

Tally Ho (4 years into rebuilding a famous racing yacht. Amazing museum quality workmanship/woodwork. Nearly finished now).  Starts here..

https://youtu.be/4FhTu3aGM60?si=qlTHrnyRadox3Gqy

 

 

 

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