Black Rubber Beach House on Dungeness Beach

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Taking a leap of faith in new ideas, implementing never before concepts for a low cost, highly efficient build the Black Rubber Beach House of Dungeness Beach in Kent, Washington sits boldly on the west coast. Simon Conder Associates used EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber waterproofing which completely covers the exterior. This natural material resists ozone and UV, is water resistant yet vapor permeable, has elongation of over 400% with no degradation over time, and withstands extremes of temperature between -50°C and +130°C.  Its original structure was an old 1930s fisherman’s hut with renovations utilizing Wish-Spruce plywood for cladding of the timber frame from managed forests in Finland. Casting its black silhouette against the horizon, a flashy 1954 Airstream caravan parks just outside to accommodate guests. Their contrast is uncanny, truly a pleasantly surprising match made in heaven.

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Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.

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