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. My main goal has been to reduce the cost of housing, while also making the designs sustainable, easy to build and livable. Cost: How much do earthbag houses cost? A typical 300-800 sq.ft. house made of natural building materials could be built by a DIY builder for about $3,000-$10,000 (about $10/sq.ft.) and have the following features: - gravel-filled bags on a rubble trench foundation (with insulating fill material such as perlite or scoria in cold climates) - earthbag walls filled with soil or insulation, such as perlite, volcanic rock or rice hulls - earth-berming for improved energy performance - earth, stone or recycled brick floors - earth or lime plaster - affordable roof options such as domes, spiral (reciprocal) roofs, green roofs, poles, pallet trusses, metal roofing for collecting rainwater, thatch, etc
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Eco Nest 1200 PlanThis 1434 sf home was designed specifically for an off grid building site. It's floorplan allows all spaces to be easily heated by the solar gain or by the woodstove at night. The main bedroom has its own bathroom and there is a cozy sleeping loft above the dining area for guests. The screened porch expands the living area to encompass the outdoors and the storage room will hold the bikes and garden tools. A 'living roof' completes the greening of this unique eco-nest! Floor Plan All of Integral Design Studio's strawbale plans incorporate an internal modified post and beam structure, with bales on edge as infill. These plans include all four elevations, scaled floorplans, cross section details, other significant construction details. *In some cases the prints may be on 24"x36" sheets.
Free PlansSeveral free plans by Owen Geiger are now available: Preview the Economizer House Plan here.Economizer House Plan PDF Solar Pit House PDF Preview the Solar Pit House plan here. esert Shelters PDF Preview Desert Shelters by searching this phrase in the built-in search in the right hand column. Craftsman Bamboo/Plastic Bottle House PDF (Honorable Mention in Shelters for All housing competition) Preview the Craftsman plan here. oot Cellar Plan Earthbag House for Haiti View download complete complete plans at Teach Democracy.org. Want to see more plans?Santa Fe IV PlanSanta Fe IV Sven Alstrom, Designer South Elevation This one story Santa Fe Style Guest House is based upon 24-inch wide straw bale construction or adobe block on concrete foundation & footings with crawl spaces. Natural interior plaster and natural exterior stucco are recommended. The house is 1,650 square feet gross (outside dimension) plus the courtyard & porch. Section Floor Plan The open kitchen may seat eight and is shown with a work table next to the entry. Here is a quote from one of Sven's many satisfied customers: "Sven worked within the design times that he initially gave us, worked well with other design people, helped us negotiate a contract with the general contractor, and was very active in recommendations for purchased items and appliances. Copyright Ecological Architecture P.C. for this design.
Grain Bin Cabin PlanThis 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom 692 sf cabin will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. It also has the potential to provide as many as 12 "berths" for use as a hunting cabin or such. Each berth could have its indiviual heat or A/C duct for greater efficiency. The basis of the design components is to put a grain bin inside a grain bin and insulate the space between them with foam. Don't want to use foam insulation or too far from an installer? Floor Plans Mark is offering 4 hours of consulting time with the basic cost of this plan, and this can be done before you receive the plans so that it is possible to have some custom alterations made. All designs depicted are the exclusive property of Architecture By Synthesis and are copyright protected. These plans include all plans, sections, elevations, details, etc. that are appropriate for this plan package.
Rich the Cabin Man's Extra Long Tiny House on WheelsNow here’s a tiny house on wheels that more folks might be open to. To me it’s like a breed between a Park Model and a Tiny House. Most park models are wider than 8’6″ so you need a special permit to tow it. But not this one. Rich Daniels built it at just 8′ wide so you can still tow it yourself. Images: Rich Daniels This little cabin is 8′ x 34′ so a total of about 272 square feet of space without including the loft living space. Bathroom Building a House on a Trailer If you’re curious as how this all works (how to build a stick built house on a trailer) I highly recommend this book. Kitchen Safe Staircase to Loft Loft Spacious Loft to Sleep In Floor Plan Images: Rich’s Portable Cabins Find Rich so he can Build your next Cabin! If you’re interested in Rich having a cabin built for you head on over to his website right now to learn more and let him know I sent you. Would you build a cabin on a trailer this long? How do you feel about a longer than normal cabin on wheels?
Round | Straw Bale House PlansHexagon/Roundhouse Combination Posted in Polygonal (Hexagonal, etc.), Round, tagged home design, small, straw bale, straw bale home plan, straw bale house plan, straw bale roundhouse, strawbale, strawbale hexagonal on September 14, 2010 | 2 Comments » Hexagon/Roundhouse Combination (click to enlarge) Specifications: 18′ interior diameter roundhouse = 254 sq. ft., roundhouse loft = 248 sq. ft., 20.5′ hexagon = 372 sq. ft., total = 874 sq. ft. interior, Footprint: 28′ x 44′ Description: In this unique design, a two story roundhouse adjoins a hexagon. Features include a large bedroom in the round, a wood stove insert built into a central stone column, and a large loft above the bedroom for use as a home office, etc. Read Full Post » Mediterranean Posted in Rectangular/Square, Round, tagged home plan, house plan, Mediterranean, mediterranean style, small, straw bale, straw bale home plan, straw bale house plan, strawbale on September 14, 2010 | 8 Comments » Mediterranean (click to enlarge)
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