sphere bid

Here is my quick bid for the direct costs of building the sphere.

body and awning: 1/4″ BCX plywood, 15 sheets @ 18.50 = 277.50 130 machine screws, nuts, fender washers, = 5.00 linseed oil, 1 gal = 20.00 turpentine = 15.00

stand: 2x4x8′, 8 boards @ 2.50 = 20.00 metal stakes, 5 @ 2.00 = 10.00

floor: 1/2″ CDX plywood, 3 sheets @ 13 = 39.00 2x4x10′, 8 boards @ 3 = 24.00 deck screws = 5.00

door: 1/2″ CDX plywood, 1 sheet @ 13 = 13.00 2x4x8′, 1 board @2.50 = 2.50 deck screws = 2.00

tools: circular plywood blade = 10.00 bits = 15.00 misc tools & supplies = 20.00

total: $478.00 time to completion: 3 weeks

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other necessary components: humanure composting toilet convection ventilation system food cooler water dispenser bed inversion swing chin-up bar

If you feel moved to contribute in any way to the purchase of materials, the fabrication, assembly, outfitting, and occupation of the sphere, please write me.

2009 Jul 23