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Mindfulness Project site plan -- aerial view of dome cluster and gazebo (click to enlarge)

Mindfulness Project site plan -- aerial view of dome cluster and gazebo (click to enlarge)


Houses in the Mindfulness Project, a planned sustainable community in Thailand, are grouped in clusters of five with a bamboo gazebo in the center and two Solar Vaults (1. mechanical room, shop; 2. toilets, showers, laundry) in the nearest clearing. This cluster shows Insulated Earthbag Domes. Some clusters will have Domed Roundhouses (an exciting new design coming soon). All houses are joined by paths covered with wood chips.
Mindfulness Project site plan -- dome cluster and gazebo (click to enlarge)

Mindfulness Project site plan -- dome cluster and gazebo (click to enlarge)


Actual tile work, which is inspired by the work of Gaudi, will be much more beautiful than shown.

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Celestial Sunflower Earthbag Dome

Celestial Sunflower Earthbag Dome

Specifications: 24 sq. ft. interior diameter = 452 sq. ft., plus 300 sq. ft. bedroom loft, 752 sq. ft. interior total, Footprint: 34′ x 34′

Description: This dome maximizes daylight and views, in an open, airy design. Buttresses and earthbag benches reinforce the base on all sides. Interior can be finished per owner specs.

Celestial Sunflower Earthbag Dome

Celestial Sunflower Earthbag Dome - Partial Section

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Specifications: 8′ diameter interior, 50 sq. ft. interior, Footprint: 11′ diameter plus buttress/retaining walls

Description:This dome was designed and built for Mother Earth News magazine, which is now available in print (August/September 2009) and online.

It was designed as a low-cost multipurpose farmstead structure that could be used as a rootcellar, storm shelter, garden shed, cool pantry or even chicken coop.

Mother Earth News Earthbag Dome Floorplan

Mother Earth News Earthbag Dome Floorplan

Mother Earth News Earthbag Dome

Mother Earth News Earthbag Dome

You Tube dome video showing the main steps of construction:

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Earthbag Peace Dome

Earthbag Peace Dome

Specifications: 19’ interior diameter, 283 sq. ft. interior main floor, 169 sq. ft. (16’ diameter) bedroom loft, total = 452 sq. ft. interior, 1 bath, Footprint: 22′ diameter

Description: How do you bring about the change you want to see? Live in harmony with earth and contribute to world peace.

Here is a simple dome anyone can build. This single dome contains all of the necessities for habitation. In addition to the basics, you could incorporate solar hot water, greywater recycling, composting toilet (shown, although a flush toilet can be used) to further reduce your ecological footprint. There are hot/cold, wet/dry climate design options available.

Earthbag Peace Dome South Elevation

Earthbag Peace Dome South Elevation

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Enviro Earthbag Dome

Enviro Earthbag Dome

Specifications: 20’ interior DIA main dome = 314 sq. ft., 16’ interior DIA bedroom = 201 sq. ft., 44 sq. ft. bath, plus 223 sq. ft. loft space, total = 782 sq. ft., Footprint: 23′ x 42′ plus buttresses

Description: An ideal starter home, this plan is easy to extend or even create large dome clusters. Compact, but highly livable, the Enviro dome has everything you need. Two lofts add 235 sq. ft. extra space for sleeping, home office, living or storage. Additional storage options include space inside benches, a cedar chest at the foot of the bed, and an armoire north of the bed. The Enviro dome is perfect for the beginner do-it-yourselfer who wants to build their eco-friendly home at the lowest possible cost.

Enviro Earthbag Dome South Elevation

Enviro Earthbag Dome South Elevation

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