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Cottage (click to enlarge)

Cottage (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 838 sq.ft. interior, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 28′ x 41′

Description: Ideal for urban or rural areas, this cozy cottage is the right size for new families, or for retiring couples who want to downsize. Features include a laundry room with mop sink and closet, kitchen island with breakfast bar, built-in bookcases/entertainment center, wood stove, on-demand water heater and a pleasant dining nook. The finishing details can be modified to match a wide range of architectural styles.

Cottage (click to enlarge)

Cottage (click to enlarge)

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Earthbag Tower House (click to enlarge)

Earthbag Tower House (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 346 sq. ft. interior first floor, 227 sq. ft. upper floor, 133 sq. ft. observation deck, total 705 interior sq. ft., Footprint: 24′ diameter

Description: This intriguing tower house slopes from 21 feet interior diameter at ground level to 13 feet diameter at the upper deck. Perfect for environments with high winds and good views.

Earthbag Tower House (click to enlarge)

Earthbag Tower House (click to enlarge)


Earthbag Tower House Loft

Earthbag Tower House Loft

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Roundhouse Studio (click to enlarge)

Roundhouse Studio (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 177 sq. ft. interior, fold-out bed, 1 bath, Footprint: 18′ diameter, plus buttress

Description: Perfect for home offices and studios of all kinds, and also as a tiny house. Ideal beginner’s project. This studio is one of the simplest, most practical of my designs. Multiple units can be connected if you want to add on later or they can be built as free standing structures in clusters pavilion style. Numerous roof options available.

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Roundhouse Studio (click to enlarge)

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Earthbag Peace Dome (click to enlarge)

Earthbag Peace Dome (click to enlarge)


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 (click to enlarge)

Earthbag Peace Dome (click to enlarge)


Peace Dome with optional thatched roof (click to enlarge)

Peace Dome with optional thatched roof (click to enlarge)

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Enviro Earthbag Dome (click to enlarge)

Enviro Earthbag Dome (click to enlarge)


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. A larger dome behind the bedroom could include a walk-in closet, larger bath and laundry. 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 (click to enlarge)

Enviro Earthbag Dome (click to enlarge)

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Farm Guesthouse (click to enlarge)

Farm Guesthouse (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 355 sq. ft. interior, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 23′ x 27′ plus pergola

Description: Provide housing for your guests in style. This guesthouse is compact, yet highly efficient and comfortable. Features include a generous kitchen, country style kitchen table and large covered patio with built-in bench. A vine covered pergola dresses up the south side of the house and helps keep it cool. The house is elevated to capture the breezes and prevent flooding. It could be built on grade, of course.

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Farm Guesthouse (click to enlarge)

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Arc House (click to enlarge)

Arc House (click to enlarge)


Specifications: 672 sq. ft. interior, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 21′ x 51′

Description: Defined by an arc, this gently curving house uses passive solar design to capture the sun’s energy during the day and then store it in its interior mass to stabilize interior temperatures. Features include living roof and earth berm design.

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Arc House (click to enlarge)

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