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Triple Dome Survival Shelter

Triple Dome Survival Shelter
April 12, 2011 by Owen Geiger Triple Dome Survival Shelter (click to enlarge) Specifications: Three 16′ interior diameter domes with 603 sq. ft. interior, 3 sleeping lofts with 312 sq. ft., total 915 sq. ft. interior, one bedroom, one bath, Footprint: 38′ x 38′ Description: This Triple Dome Survival Shelter provides much more space than my first earthbag survival shelter. This design is for long term survival for a family. It is earthquake and fire resistant, bullet and nuclear fallout resistant. Like this: Like Loading... Related:  Earthbag BuildingSubterranean & Earth Sheltered

How to Build Dirt Cheap Houses The following list summarizes some of the potential savings from using natural building materials and alternative construction methods. If you’re wondering why they’re not more widely used, it’s because contractors, banks, realtors and others in the housing industry make more profit from the current system. It’s up to you to get informed and switch to a sustainable lifestyle. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Earth-Sheltered Eco Hotel in Alps from Matteo Thun A radical new earth-sheltered design for the Bella Vista Trafoi hotel in the Italian Alps earns Italian architect Matteo Thun, one of the founders of the Memphis Group the Klimahotel designation, meaning “eco-responsible tourism”. Outwardly; these are just eleven lumps in the side of a mountain, but they provide guests with great views out and a warm and cozy stay within. There are many ecological advantages to earth sheltered designs like these. With no “outside” you get freedom from weather damage of the exterior, while in turn maintaining local habitat for the plants and animals in the region. Only the huge glass frontages remain as a sign of human habitations. Energy reduction is the main advantage to underground building. Source: Treehugger

Tree Houses, Wooden Play Structures, Hobbit Holes - High Life Tree Houses Tiny Earthbag Homes = Low Cost To Build And Own Earthbag homes can take on many different sizes and shapes such as straight walls or curved. The roof can also be made of earthbag but only for smaller structures. Green roofs and timber roofs are also often used. Here is an in-depth step by step on how to build yourself an earthbag home. It’s possible that an earthbag home could be used for folks interested in living small. Once you own land in a no codes / no restrictions area, you have some flexibility to do such a neat build.

Subterranean Living Down a dirt road and between thickets of trees, Paul Queen lives inside a grassy, man-made hill. Deer try to stroll across his rooftop. Gopher tortoises attempt to tunnel into the walls. But inside, Queen can barely hear the rain — or deer hoofsteps. His home is earth-sheltered, meaning it's not exactly underground but is surrounded and insulated by a massive mound of soil. National builders of the obscure style, which first grew out of hillsides and rural grasslands during the energy crisis decades ago, say that amid concerns about power bills and natural disasters, more people are burrowing into the earth, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Stephanie Thomas-Rees, a research architect with the Florida Solar Energy Center, said the state's sandy soil and high water table make managing moisture difficult in an earth-sheltered home. Now Take A Look At This One In Australia:

Earthbag & Papercrete Home: Hart House This is our first experimental earthbag dome. The interior diameter is 14 feet and the dome stands about 16 feet high. At first we tried filling the bags with the fine sand that it is built upon, but when we were partly done, the dome fell in because the sand couldn't hold the shape. Here is the same dome as above, with joists in place for the loft and with the arch form still supporting the entrance arch. This is the beginning of the large elliptical dome that became our kitchen and living room. Because of the elliptical shape, this dome required a rigid pole framework to help support the second story. Here I am applying a coating of papercrete to the outside of the large dome. This is the papercrete tow mixer that was used to mix most of the papercrete. On the left is the 16 foot interior diameter bedroom dome, and on the right is part of the large dome. This is the southern aspect of the house after the final papercrete stucco was applied. R-VALUE OF THE WALLS Estimated at R-40.

Earth house | Natural Building Hobbit House Pictures | The Hobbit Set Photos | Hobbit House Building The quintessential dream house I really enjoyed stumbling upon this tumblr page dedicated to a boatload full of pictures from The Hobbit movie, specifically of hobbit houses from the Shire set. The close-up captures are great — all the little construction details are really quite stunning. Read ahead for more pictures! Photo source: Tagged as: hobbit house, Photos

Nous sommes tous en yourte contemporaine! « La yourte représente une des constructions architectoniques les plus grandioses et les plus durables dans la culture de l’habitat de l’humanité » Tschingis Aitmatow, écrivain kirghize Toute tentative de normalisation et de privatisation de la yourte, objet d'art sacré issu de l'histoire profonde des peuples, par des certifications, des brevets, des marques, ou quoi que ce soit d'accaparant centré sur le profit et la récupération vénale, participe du piratage et de la prédation mortifère sur la nature et la culture par le système patriarco-capitaliste. Nos boites à lettres sont pleines des harcèlements de ces voyageurs de commerce qui mentent effrontément à coups d'intox bio-éco-durable, bandits et spoliateurs travestis en entrepreneurs innovants pour dilapider incognito le patrimoine universel en « sauvant la planète ». Les yourtes industrielles de Mongolie détournées de leur nature sont des pastiches copiés au moule de la yourte archétype traditionnelle. Et là aussi, les abus abondent.