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12 The Julian News November 17, 2010 Hands on instruction "You learn by doing" Hand Tool Use, Now ~ e terming . Maintenance, Open to everyone over 16 ,.. . __ narpen,ng One-On.One Instruction ~~~Call for course descriptions, schedules and costs OPEN SUNDAYS! LUMBER & &UPPL Y CO. 532 'B' Street Ramona 760 789 0240 General Contractor Electrical General Contractor Over 35 Years Experience Lawrence Noble, Owner Julian Resident for 27 years 8tat• LIc. 602654 New Construction Room Additions Decks Remodels 760" 765" 2363 PO Box 1342 JULIAN, CA 92036 Gus Garcla's #Water Well Electrical #New Meters #New Panels #Additional Circuits #Fans & Lighting Ph. 765 34 ! 0 cell (760) 271 0166 .............. License # 678670 ~,ontractor- New- Remodeling COMPANY, INC.Elegant Kitchen & Bath taeneral Contracting tl BY.LIe License #640628 - Bonded & Insured ........ _ 11aumarg Cabmets • Custom Homes AuthorizedDealer Costs + 10% Craftsmanship. Technology _ . . ]1 Custom Finishes • Remodels . . • Design - Budd • Home Sermces: Carpentry, Plumbing, II I" Tc COMPANY, INC Electrical, Appliance&.t.L. Installation, Bobcatwork 760 765 0658 Painting Contractor Drilling 3moott) 3ailing ,v .Mo.E ฎ Questions& Answers About Our Environment 'Dear EarthTalk: I am looking for a small, modular home to put on a piece of vacation property. What's available that could meet my needs and be easier on the environment than building a traditional house from scratch? --Rob Sherman, Minneapolis, MN First utilized by relief and aid missions around the world to house workers or refugees, self- contained modular homes that can be partially or even fully fabricated in advance are now all the rage among green architects and those committed to more sustainable living--and they're beginning to pop all across North America and beyond, mostly for use as guest houses and vacation cabins. The benefits of such homes versus their larger traditional counterparts are many. In theory, prefabrication generates less waste, uses less energy, and provides more opportunitiesforthe incorporation of greener construction methods and technologies. Most such buildings are also less demanding on the home site of choice. One of the leaders in this fast- growing sector of residential construction is Toronto's Sustain Design Studio, which has been building on its miniHome concept for almost a decade. The firm's miniHomes range from single- to double-wide sizes and can fit into trailer parks or small urban lots accordingly, but are also optimized for off-grid self- sufficiency in wide open or wilderness areas. The buildings, which are mostly prefabricated at Sustain's Toronto build facility, combine energy efficient systems with beautiful finishes that make owners feel like they are indulging yet remaining true SERVICE:~ to their green ideals. For oyer26 y(klrs Complete Water Sustain's California miniHome, lad has been taking care c~o~J, co.~,ac~ .... Sy~e_ms . for example, comes Complete with • Reliable - Over 20 of back country water " L~c. # 45596e bales ~ t~epalr Years Experience all millwork, cabinets, plumbing • Fully Licensed and problems, big or small. Call Bonded our dad today and eliminate "Your Complete Water Systems fixtures and appliances, as well • Power Washing ; the problems! j: Company Since 1981" as high efficiency lighting circuits, • Free Estimates Lic = 792234 \~@,[ 3,6 plug-and-play connections S..... g~.,,o, 765-1246 .. 789-9976 • No Deposit Required- Ever ,, • to renewable power sources, ....iego County P.O. Box 1719 Julian, CA 920sustainably sourced woods, and 760 504 1414 a built-in HVAC/water system Painting ~iii' : ~1 ' ~'"'Pumps/Well that generates 20 times feWergreenhouse gas emissions than DENNIS ~ a conventional home--all for ULIIh,, under $150,000. :~i~W~ฃ w~w~haguewatersandie~ Another player is the Latvian WINSHIP , - ,,,:~ firm Esclice, whose buildings ]L~,~I~T~'~I~I~, can be installed on-site by two • Submersible Pumps workers in two hours once [ and Insured 1~i!~] :Booster Pumps foundation posts, water and [ License #459575 ~] . !ii ~; :.i{~i~ Storage Tanks wastewater hook-ups and p.o. Box 632 ] %~ • ~ • Ozone Water Treatmentelectricity are in place. Other [ Julian, CA 92036 I llewl sklllat/e d e l design studios building similar ~IAJR ~L M~KES ~ ~ ('~) ~~'~#~ homes include Quikhouse, ...... Zerocabin, Method Homes and Excavation/Site Work Carpet/Flooring Stem Design Works. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Of course, potential buyers 'JULLa~ • should keep in mind that a '.OOR COVER, ~ ....... • home's construction is just a •~-_ - = • fraction of .its life-cycle carbon : ~ ~ • footprint--small pre-fab houses • Please C0mpare0urPrices& Service ~ขAIIP=Ti~iii;i:ii~ • are built by people who also ~~ " • drive to work, watch TV and • Over 35 Years of Professional Quality • sometimes take long showers-- • Installations Throughout San Diego County : .... ,: i!' !: • :Julian Interiors, Inc,~l~,P• p,us, producing and shipping • steel, concrete and other building • " 760-765-1605 Highway 78 in Wynola • materials are the major" drivers StateLic. N0.596150 • behind any building's carbon and 000000000000000000•0•0000•00•00 Bobcat • Demolition Air Conditioning and Heating BOBCAT WORK DEMOLITION JERRY COZENS & JUSTIN COZENS (760) 765-2589 (760) 803-3749 LR:ense # ,&~19493 Concrete - Foundations - Retaining Walls INC. liB. energy footprint, wherever it's manufactured. Bearing that in mind, Seattle- based HyBrid Architecture has come up with an interesting slice on the sustainable small home idea: "cargotecture," which describes the buildings it creates out of empty ISO shipping containers (those large boxes used for long-distance international shipping that one sees stacked atop giant cargo ships). Since many of these containers make just one-way trips from China; HyBrid has a lot of raw material to choose from. A single 8' x 20' container yields 160 square feet of living space, and the structures can be placed side-by-side or stacked up to eight high for more interior square footage. And while no one wants to live in a shipping container, HyBrid cuts doors and windows out of them and finishes them outside so that they look like modern yet nevertheless somewhat traditional buildings. CONTACTS: Sustain, www. sustain.ca; Esclice, www.esclice. eu/houses/en; Quikhouse, www. quik-build.com; Stem Design Works, www.stemcreativespace. com; Zerocabin, www.zerocabin. com; Method Homes, www. methodhomes.net; HyBrid Architecture, www.hybridseattle. com/cargotecture.html. GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTION? Send it to: EarthTalk c/o E/The Environmental Magazine P.O. Box 5098 Westport, CT 06881 e-mail: earthtalk@emagazine.com or submit it at: www.emagazine.com/ earthtalk/thisweek/ Self-contained modular homes that can be partially or even fully fabricated in advance are now all the rage among green architects and those committed to more sustainable living. Pictured: the exterior and interior of a modular home from the Latvian firm Esclice." photo furnished by Eselice ฉ As Heard On The Streets Of Juliaq ฉ by Eric Stamets New Do' Savings Time Service With all the problems facing our new incoming governor, he has released his highest priority goal to be accomplished in his first week in office because it affect s him too. As you remember, last spring Julian's mayor announced that he unanimously decided to t have Julian withdraw from using daylight savings time. He evidently has this enormous cast iron biological clock that strenuously resists change and it made him late all week after the change and he also resented having to get up, in reality, an hour earlier each day. If that wasn't enough, he certainly didn't like to deal with several people in town that were grouchy as a result of the time change. He garnered support from the schools because children have to ride the bus to school in the dark and slept through the first hour of classes. Upon getting wind of the mutiny against daylight savings time, Governor Schwarzenegger decided to create an essential state service that allowed any individual in the State of California to not go on daylight savings time if they paid a fee at the Department of Daylight Savings Time that was created to handle the onslaught of applicants. The Department of Daylight Savings Time is overseen by the Commission on Daylight Savings Time which meets twice a year and is made up of former state legislators who are paid $130,000 per year and cannot run again because of term limits. To .make things more convenient for Californians, he set up local locations for the department that are near to DMV offices and so he could staff them with employees that were laid off and furloughed from the DMV to help balance the state budget. Governor-elect Brown has decided that the system that was set-up was too cumbersome and confusing with some people on Daylight Savings and some not. To streamline government and make it more efficient and less costly, everyone now will have to go on Daylight Savings Time and the Department of Daylight Savings Time will be disbanded. He is very understanding about the terrible jolt we all receive to our biological clocks at the twice a year change and will make the transition a lot easier. Instead of abruptly setting our clocks ahead one hour and then setting them b.ack one hour just when we got used to it, we will now set our clocks ahead one minute per day for two months in the spring and then set them back one minute per day for two months in the fall. The Commission on Daylight Savings Time will not be disbanded because Governor-elect Brown has friends and supporters on it. If silence is golden, then speech is platinum. It spreads wisdom, dispels ignorance, ventilates grievances, stimulates curiosity, lightens the spirits and lessens the fundamental loneliness of the soul. -- Jan Struther Hand Made Art Works For The Home, By Artists And Artisans I I Beautiful exotic wood kitchen surrounding communities in Borrego, Cuyamaca, Escondido, Julian, ~ items, fused glass, Heirloom doll the desert and mountains. It is ii Ocotillo, Palomar Mountain, Ramona, ~I cradles, ceramics, sculpturalwall an all-volunteer organization, Ranchita, Santa Ysabel, Warner Springs ~ pieces, quilts, mosaic tables, and maintains the community fabulous jewelry, art dolls, and gallery. The Borrego Springs Art Bull Dozer Services Dozer Work Clearing, Grading, Roads No Move In Charges Larry Herman .... Lieen=e 938O01 A hundreds of other items. Institute sponsors children's art Christmas shopping at its best, classes in the schools, adult art The Borrego Springs Art Institute workshops by recognized artists Community Gallery announces from all over, and the only open the annual Home Show opening community opportunity for area Saturday, November 27th, 10 am artists to exhibit their work in the to 4 pm with a reception for the community gallery several times artist that evening from 5 until 8 at a year. Borrego Art Institute the The Mall, 587 Palm Canyon hosts a major plein air invitational Drive, Suite 105 in Borrego. each year during March, in timing The Borrego Springs with the popular Circle of Art Art Institute is a non-profit festival. community organization, with a For more information on the primary focus on art education Home Show contact the gallery for Borrego Springs , and at 760.767.5152 ,j