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Title: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
Post by: Gazoo on March 01, 2014, 09:36:34 PM
Title: Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
Post by: alicewonders on March 01, 2014, 10:29:50 PM
MY Congressman, Thomas Massie (R) Kentucky, lives off the grid and has built an absolutely awesome home almost 100% by himself using timber from his property.  Two pictures below, but you should follow this link to see some more AMAZING pictures!  He's a Tea Party guy too!

http://www.dailypaul.com/294851/rep-thomas-massie-r3vol-mit-grad-engineer-public-servants-home-needs-to-sell-a-diy-off-the-grid-homestead-guide

(http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1284/2164/1600/P6200034.jpg)

(http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1284/2164/1600/P5150129.jpg)
Title: Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
Post by: Gazoo on March 01, 2014, 10:35:24 PM
Amazing pictures

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_YTqeufucUk4/TO3xtGSXOZI/AAAAAAAABTY/2ox93X_0iNM/s1600/IMG_0116.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_YTqeufucUk4/SACyKRyJBQI/AAAAAAAAAdg/aoIfomUHJXg/s1600/P1010079.jpg)

(http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1284/2164/1600/P3260090.0.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_YTqeufucUk4/SHhUMz5yhQI/AAAAAAAAAhw/UIzvhO6Wj38/s1600/P1010105.jpg)
Title: Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
Post by: alicewonders on March 01, 2014, 10:42:16 PM
He is an amazing guy.  I hope he stays in politics, I think he's got a very bright future.  I'm thrilled to have him as my Congressman!
Title: Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
Post by: Gazoo on March 02, 2014, 07:41:59 AM
He is an amazing guy.  I hope he stays in politics, I think he's got a very bright future.  I'm thrilled to have him as my Congressman!

I would add a gate at the end of that winding driveway.
Title: Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
Post by: alicewonders on March 02, 2014, 09:27:18 AM
I would add a gate at the end of that winding driveway.

Me too.  And a bunch of big dogs.
Title: Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
Post by: Weird Tolkienish Figure on May 22, 2016, 07:08:33 PM
Good lord, what I wouldn't do for this kind of skill.
Title: Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
Post by: alicewonders on May 22, 2016, 07:55:04 PM
Good lord, what I wouldn't do for this kind of skill.

Me too WTF! 
Title: Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
Post by: oldmomster on June 02, 2016, 05:51:41 PM
WOW

now THAT's a house.

I assume he had an occupation before he went into politics.  Someone with those skills will always have work.
Title: Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
Post by: alicewonders on June 02, 2016, 06:15:39 PM
WOW

now THAT's a house.

I assume he had an occupation before he went into politics.  Someone with those skills will always have work.

From Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Massie

Quote
Thomas Massie was born in Huntington, West Virginia. He grew up in Vanceburg, Kentucky, and met his future wife, Rhonda. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[3]

In 1993, at MIT, he and his wife started a company called SensAble Devices Inc.[4][5] Massie was the winner in 1995 of the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for inventors.[3] The company was re-incorporated as SensAble Technologies, Inc., in 1996 after partner Bill Aulet joined the company.[4] They raised $32 million of venture capital, had 24 different patents, and 70 other employees.[6]

Massie sold the company, and he and his wife moved back to their hometown in Lewis County. They raised their children on a farm,[5][7] where he built his own off-the-grid timberframe house.[8]
Title: Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
Post by: oldmomster on June 02, 2016, 07:05:40 PM
This is the type of person the FF expected to have come to D.C., serve their country, then go back to their own productive lives.

He certainly is impressive!
Title: Re: The Congressman Who Went Off The Grid
Post by: alicewonders on June 02, 2016, 08:19:52 PM
This is the type of person the FF expected to have come to D.C., serve their country, then go back to their own productive lives.

He certainly is impressive!

 :thumbsup: