Triple Dome Survival Shelter « Earthbag House Plans 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. DEKA R&D Partnership Supplies Clean Drinking Water As part of Coca‑Cola’s commitment to replenish 100 percent of the water we use in our drinks and operations by 2020, we’re working with DEKA Research & Development to take an amazing piece of cutting-edge water purifying technology into communities in need. DEKA’s ‘Slingshot’ is a portable, low-energy machine that can purify water in any form. One Slingshot unit can purify up to 300,000 litres of water per year – enough daily drinking water for roughly 300 people. Slingshot runs on electricity, but only needs one kilowatt of power to do an hour’s work – less than the amount of energy required to run a standard hairdryer. It can be plugged into the local grid or powered by solar cells, batteries or DEKA’s Stirling electric generator (which runs on biogas that can be obtained from local waste sources). Introducing EKOCENTER™
Homemade Solar panels At the end, the solar absorber is painted black and placed in the diy solar panels casing. The casing is covered with plexiglass that we attach to the frame and thoroughly corked with silicone. Polycarbonate / plexiglass is slightly convex in order to gain greater strength. An Earthbag Round House For Less Than $5,000 Looking for a very stable design which does not only come cheap from the start but also makes you save money in the long run. Due to its shape and materials used, the earthbag house has less area than your normal home, so it’s cheaper to keep it supplied with energy. Don’t be scared if you never built circular structures before, because the example shown here used a technique called the compass arm which you can easily learn.
Planning Because it encompasses activity over several years, a strategic plan will need to be tweaked over the course of time as there are assumptions made in creating the plan that ultimately will not come to fruition. A strategic plan should cover three to five years or so and should contain the following elements: Your mission statement. It is the reason you started a nonprofit organization and describes what you do. Of Earth and Domes: Hesperia's Cal-Earth Sustainable Architecture Weekly Vote WinnerArtbound's editorial team has reviewed and rated the most compelling weekly articles. After putting two articles up for a vote, the audience chose this article to be made into a short-format documentary. The California Institute of Earth Architecture or Cal-Earth appears like some alien subdivision dropped out from space into one of those ubiquitous cookie-cutter suburban starter home communities in the urbanized southwestern Mojave Desert. To reach the Cal-Earth training/test site in Hesperia, one must first past through several streets of nearly identical homes with virtually the same SUV parked in front.
Low Cost Solar Cell Breakthrough With Copper Doped CdTe Thin Film Clean Power Published on August 16th, 2013 | by Tina Casey What a difference 34 years can make. When the Carter Administration installed solar panels at the White House back in 1979, photovoltaic cells were space age technology that most households could not afford, aside from the rare DIY-er. Now the price of solar power has been sinking like a stone, thanks partly to the introduction of low cost materials and inexpensive thin film fabrication methods. Step-by-Step Earthbag Building This Instructable explains each main step of construction for building vertical earthbag walls. Videos on my Earthbag Natural Building YouTube channel demonstrate the process. For those who don’t know, earthbag building uses polypropylene rice bags or feed bags filled with soil or insulation that are stacked like masonry and tamped flat. Barbed wire between courses keeps bags from slipping and adds tensile strength.
Nickola Tesla’s Scalar Waves - what are Scalar Waves? Over a hundred years ago Nikola Tesla called the powerful non-Hertzian energy (without frequencies) Scalar. A new era in Science was born. In the 1920’s Einstein referenced to these scalar energies and yet nearly a hundred years later there application is still undervalued and underused. Scalar waves also referred to as Tesla Waves or Longitudinal Waves are capable of penetrating any solid object including Faraday Cages. A transmitter can be placed in a box of thick metal and a receiver outside of the box will still receive the scalar wave. Scalar waves are capable of passing through the earth from one side to another with no loss of field strength as Tesla showed in one of his experiments. Eco-Dome: Moon Cocoon - Cal-Earth Building Designs The Eco-Dome is a small home design of approximately 400 square feet (40 sq. meters) interior space. It consists of a large central dome, surrounded by four smaller niches and a wind-scoop, in a clover leaf pattern. Learning and building an Eco-Dome is the next stage after building a small emergency shelter and provides hands-on learning experience in the essential aspects of Superadobe construction. It's small size of approximately 400 square feet (interior space), makes it a manageable structure for the first time owner builder.
Article - Viktor Schauberger - Water Ways of Life Water Ways of Life Viktor Schauberger Due to the number of unsung geniuses seeking to innovate our lives and the life or our planet, we have continued the creative genius section of the LightNet News to shed light on the possibilities we have open to us if we only knew of the knowledge and achievements available to us. Man Builds Two Earth Dome Cabins For Under $10K Following Joe’s popular article on tiny houses ‘A Look Inside This Luxury 280 Square Foot Tiny House In Oregon’ here is another example of what can be done for those wishing to explore alternative means of sustainable living. The tiny house trend will most likely increase over the coming years as people seek to reduce expenditures, debt and carbon footprints. The move toward living a more simple and self-sufficient life is one that will provide opportunities for developing greater connections with nature and allow communities to re-group Earthbag building is a relatively inexpensive method of construction which can be built quickly and cost effectively. It uses natural materials (usually local), generally requiring sturdy sacks which are filled with inorganic material. Subsoil that contains enough clay to become cohesive when tamped, gravel, sand or volcanic rock are common materials used for earthbag building.
Superconductors and Super Solar Cells - ScienceWatch.com - Thomson Reuters by John Emsley Three new papers enter the current Hot Ten. Paper #5 reports a new high-temperature superconductor. Earthbag Construction EarthBag Homes - you're standing on the building materials... earthbag home Long sandbags are filled on-site and arranged in layers or as compressed coils. Stabilizers such as cement, lime, or sodium carbonate may be added to an ideal mix of 70% sand, 30% clay. Straw may also be added.