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Help in Designing a French House
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: May 08, 2005
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 04:31 AM UTC
I need some help in designing a French house what i want to do is have a french house on a dirt road with one cornor of the house blowen off so could you guys help me design it
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Wien, Austria
Joined: June 01, 2005
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 04:40 AM UTC
Why not try a google image search? That will give you a few ideas to get you started. try this link
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Nord, France
Joined: March 15, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 11:20 AM UTC

Here's a topic esay for me...I'm French.

I'll send you some pics at your e-mail.
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: October 14, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 06:16 AM UTC

What is the area you are interested in.
Every region has houses that differ in construction from an
other region, depending on the materials found in that area,
For instance a small farmhouse (Fermette) has one of four basic shapes and is devided in a living quarter, stable(s) and a barn with on a second floor storage space for hay and a part for food (grain-beans etc).
Depending on the area these parts have a special location.
The soil defines what building materials used, be it stones
gathered from the fields, cut from a quarry, or made of brick or as half timber- wood constructions.
Roofs could be of slate, tiles or thatch,
Basic colors differ per region as well, all depending in the soil.
Most roads had a hard surface , be it asphalt, brick, gravel or cobblestone .
Only a cart-road (chemin de chars) or footpath(sentier) is most likely not realy hard surfaced.
The mud you see on some pictures comes from falling of the military trucks or tanks that cross over and beside the
A modern road is clean ,partly because of the traffic that goes over it, but in ww2 there was almost no traffic, there was no fuel.
Hope it helps, and when you decide where to center your house, let me know and maybe I can help you more direct.

Ron Perry
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: January 05, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 06:36 PM UTC
Matt, all ref. material can be found here on Armorama, either in gallerys - dios, or links bottom of home page, and on the www.
Yesterday I hung a corkboard with all relevant pics. of stuff I'm working on. The wife says I'm starting to scare her and that I remind her of Richard Dryfuss in CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, when he obseses over the Devils Tower.
Anyway good luck - Cheyenne