sphere bid

2009 July 23

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
  • other necessary components, cheap or free:
    • 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.