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English Cottage (click to enlarge)

English Cottage (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 834 sq. ft. interior, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 27′ x 43′

Description: This charming curved cottage is styled after homes from a bygone era, when rugged timbers supported the roof, and walls were reassuringly thick and strong. This modern cottage adds a spacious kitchen with pantry and island, passive solar design, built-in cabinets and computer desk.

English Cottage (click to enlarge)

English Cottage (click to enlarge)

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Earthbag Cottage 2

Earthbag Cottage 2

Specifications: 750 sq. ft. interior, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 28′ x 33′

Description: Extremely practical and functional, this cottage packs a lot into a small space. This is one of my most efficient designs.

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Earthbag/Strawbale Hybrid Cottage

Earthbag/Strawbale Hybrid Cottage

Specifications: 444 sq. ft. interior, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 24′ x 42′

Description: This unique cottage combines the best features of straw bales and earthbags. The north wall uses 24″ earthbags to support earth berming. Remainder of lower walls also use earthbags, all filled with scoria or other suitable insulation to create an insulated foundation. Bales start at 3 feet above floor height. An optional pantry can be built against the north wall.

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Rainbow Cottage

Rainbow Cottage (partial section view)

Specifications: 273 sq. ft. interior, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 16′ x 30′

Description: This design uses the same floorplan as Earthbag Vaulted Guesthouse. The main difference is the upper part of the vault is constructed with alternating arched layers of bamboo and bags of insulation (rice hulls, etc.). There are round stained glass windows, and colored bottles embedded in the end walls. Interior walls of earth plaster contain mica to reflect the light, thus the name Rainbow Cottage. Note: this plan is now listed in the free shelter category.

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Earthbag Mountain Cottage

Earthbag Mountain Cottage, first floor

Earthbag Mountain Cottage, upper floor

Earthbag Mountain Cottage, upper floor

Specifications: 638 sq. ft. interior plus 638 sq. ft. upper floor, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Footprint: 25′ x 32′

Description: Excellent solar gain, superinsulated earthbag walls filled with insulation, and interior thermal mass make this home ideal for cold mountain climates.

Earthbag Mountain Cottage East Elevation

Earthbag Mountain Cottage East Elevation

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