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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.
Actual tile work, which is inspired by the work of Gaudi, will be much more beautiful than shown.
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.
Posted in Domes, Free shelter designs, tagged earth dome, earthbag building, earthbag dome, earthbag shelter, Hobbit, hobbit dome, hobbit house, root cellar, rootcellar, sandbag dome, sandbag shelter on July 15, 2009| 15 Comments »
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.
You Tube dome video showing the main steps of construction:
Posted in Domes, tagged dome, dome plan, earth dome, earthbag, earthbag building, earthbag construction, earthbag dome, earthbag dome plan, peace dome, sandbag, sandbag dome on April 19, 2009| 8 Comments »
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.
Posted in Domes, tagged earth dome, earth house, earthbag, earthbag building, earthbag dome, earthbag home, enviro, enviro dome, enviro earthbag dome, plan, sandbag, sandbag building, sandbag dome, starter on February 22, 2009| 24 Comments »
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.