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Earthbag Hermitage

Earthbag Hermitage

Specifications: 160 sq. ft. interior plus 144 sq. ft. outdoor living area, Footprint: 20′ x 22′

Description: This spiritual retreat offers a quiet, contemplative environment behind massive earth walls. Note: this plan is now listed in the free shelter category.

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Earthbag Shophouse

Earthbag Shophouse

Specifications: 624 sq. ft. interior (58 sq. meters), 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 13′ x 40′

Description: This traditional shophouse is common throughout parts of the world, especially Asia. Shop owners (or employees) live in the rear of the shop. This eliminates commutes and saves on housing costs. A steel retractable door provides security at night. Note: this plan is now listed in the free shelter category.

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Earthbag Vaulted Guesthouse

Earthbag Vaulted Guesthouse

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

Description: Designed to stay cool in hot climates, this Nubian vaulted guesthouse features a pole frame and thatched roof structure that shades the earthbag vault. Additional cooling is provided by breezes that blow across a lily pool. The upper part of the vault is traditional leaning adobe construction. A flagstone patio adds outdoor living space on the east side. Note: this plan is now listed in the free shelter category.

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