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Green, cheap and efficient straw bale dome homes :) - Energetic Forum

Green, cheap and efficient straw bale dome homes :) - Energetic Forum
Hi easyrider. The dome structure is very solid, it now supports around 3-4 tons of weight with all the clay and straw bales. The work is rather hard and weather dependent, if it is raining, you need to cover the dome with something to prevent water damage, if it is sunny, you need to remove the rain protecting plastic or whatever so that clay can dry better. You need to do all the inside and outside clay works before you can proceed to waterproofing the inner and outer surface. There is also always a possibility of strawbales beginning to rot and other difficulties, that is why you would need to build everything as fast as you can so that straw bales have no chance to get wet. A little wetness is nothing bad, it dries fast, but prolonged wetness can cause problems. This is a 3/8 V3 dome 1m in diameter. If you have more questions, just ask! __________________ It's better to wear off by working than to rust by doing nothing.

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Yes you can! Build with strawbales in wet climates... small habits that make a big difference... Cut down on cleaning products...make your own fast & effective cleaners in your kitchen! Ok, I'll admit it...when I someone first suggested this to me, I thought "that's nuts!" Tiny Straw Bale Cabin with Passive Solar Green Roof - VIDEO on March 16, 2017 This tiny cob and straw bale cabin was built by local artisans as a vacation rental at the Terra Perma eco resort and village in Harrington, Quebec, Canada. The thick walls are insulated with straw bales and covered with cob (a mixture of clay, sand, straw and water) and a natural limestone plaster. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Image © Exploring Alternatives Build Your Own Dome Structure or a DIY Dome Survival Shelter Using Bamboo Mesh and Render – Learn How to Build a Really Strong Dome Structure, Dome Shelter or Even Survival Bunker using a cheap and efficient System A Comprehensive DIY Guide A Graphical Story of Two Dome Projects Lombok Indonesia – 7.0m Diameter Tourist Resort

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Down to Earth Design - online articles on natural building & sustainable design Straw has been used in various ways as a construction material for as long as there has been agriculture. Early structures implement straw-clay combinations. The straw provided tensile strength and some insulation value, and gave clay building materials additional structural integrity. Europeans used straw lightly coated with clay slip to infill heavy timber construction. Many examples of both of these techniques survive today. GoodKarmaDomes - 1 Freq. Model Making It is most important to build these models in order otherwise it is like trying to learn to roller skate in a buffalo herd. Earlier we talked about Chord factors. For a 1 frequency, which is the basic Icosasphere this factor is 1.05 To use it multiply the chordfactor times the radius of the sphere to get the chord length (Radius is 1/2 the diameter). For our model we will be building a 19" diameter sphere (this is approximate in order to make the cutting measurements come out even).

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