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Tiny Earthen Home Dome

Tiny Earthen Home Dome
Project led by: Jeffrey Location: Aprovecho, Cottage Grove, OR Date: September 2011 – April 2012 Reclaimed timber ceiling feature, surrounded by earthen plaster The project began with an idea: by reducing the size of a house, we actually increase the space we live in. My aim was to make a well built cabin cheaply; using material destined for the landfill as much as possible.I feel that much of the western world has become a ‘throw-away’ society. I wanted the cabin to be small, with room enough for only a bed, desk and small wood stove for winter heat. I decided on the geodesic dome as the shape for my cabin. To begin the project I constructed a nine-foot, ten sided deck using wood salvaged from a torn down shed and concrete pier blocks that were found on site. the skeleton of the dome To waterproof the roof, my plan was to use an old billboard canvass. To insulate the dome I used a combination of materials. I wrapped the outside of the dome with green vine maple to hold the plaster Related:  Domes

Colorado Living Dome A geodesic dome outfitted for full-time living in Colorado. Dome by DomeGuys International. The Playhouse - Tiny House Project led by: Chris Foraker Location: Aprovecho, Cottage Grove, OR Date: August 2011 – July 2012 This project was the main build in Aprovecho’s ‘Sustainable Shelter Series’. The playhouse is 150 square feet, small enough to avoid costly permits in Oregon. It features a variety of different natural building materials and techniques to both educate and be a model of what is possible. I had the pleasure of working on this structure for the best part of a year. The structure, stove, most walls and base floor pour of this build were completed on the seven week Shelter Series. The upstairs loft – You can see the split tone alised walls. Max Edleson’s masonry Heater. The cob feature wall to the south. The Alis colour was a point for discussion, eventually winning everyone over with it’s warm tones. Here is a little rundown on how the playhouse was made. The building features a timber framed Japanese wind brace structure. The Japanese wind brace timber frame The tamped light straw clay walls

Bamboo, Wattle & Daub Yurt Posted by Jeffrey | Posted in Earthen Yurt | Posted on 23-06-2012 Tags: aprovecho, bamboo, daub, earthen, kiko denzer, natual building, reciprocal roof, wattle, wattle and daub, yurt Project led by: Kiko Denzer Location: Aprovecho, Cottage Grove, OR Date: August 2012 This earthen yurt was built as part of the ‘sustainable shelter series’ at Aprovecho. The yurt is made from site harvested bamboo, lashed together using recycled bailers twine. The beauty of the yurt is the circular space it contains, we live so often in box shaped houses with box shaped rooms. The project made me think a lot about the underused power of the circle in architecture and society. The bamboo framework The bamboo framework anchors into the deck The wattle is woven into the yurt framework, notice the tire which aided the raising of the reciprocal roof The reciprocal roof Fun with circles – part of the incredible building team The daub is applied to the inside of the yurt

Mushroom Dome Cabin Tiny cabin with geodesic dome roof in Aptos, CA. Photos by Morgan. Stay in it here. How To Pack A Whole Lot Of Living In 221 sq ft One of the key limitations in the design of many tiny houses is the fact that they have to be built on trailer chassis. Many zoning bylaws have minimum building sizes to keep the riffraff out and the property taxes up; many building codes have minimum room sizes and other rules that make it very hard to build small. By having wheels, it becomes a recreational vehicle and it can sneak under a lot of radars. But it's really tough to design a decent space in an 8'-6" wide (exterior dimensions!) © Tiny House Build Andrew and Gabriella Morrison have pulled it off in their 221 square foot home and write about it (and how they live in it) on the Tiny House Blog. To our surprise we have not felt, at any point, that we have had to make any compromises or sacrifices in our self designed and built home. By putting the kitchen at one end and the bathroom at the other, they are able to use the full width of the trailer and make them generous. It's not for everyone, but it is an attractive vision.

Farmer Builds A House For Just £150 With Cob & Salvaged Items Michael Buck used only natural materials or unwanted items to build 'cob house' at bottom of his gardenHe said he wanted to challenge the notion that paying for a house should take a lifetimeHe is now renting out the property to a worker on a neighouring farm, who pays for her lodgings in milk By David Wilkes for the Daily Mail Published: 11:32 GMT, 25 November 2013 | Updated: 02:06 GMT, 26 November 2013 It looks like something straight out of Middle Earth – and the story behind it is almost as fantastical. This cottage cost just £150 to build, using only natural or reclaimed materials, and is now rented out for a fee of fresh milk and cream. And with no mains electricity, gas or water, the bills don’t come to much either. Scroll down for video Cob house: Michael Buck built this house at the bottom of his garden for just £150 using natural or unwanted materials he found in skips Homely: The cottage has a kitchen and dining area, along with a bunk-style bed to maximise space below Loaded: 0%

A DIY Geodesic Dome Greenhouse - A DIY Geodesic Dome Greenhouse Project Introduction In early 2011, I built a geodesic dome greenhouse in my garden in Norfolk. I recorded the process of designing and building it in a diary-style as I went along, as much for my own record as for publication to others. The greenhouse is starting to fill with plants, and we have neen eating radishes and salad leaves. Feel free to leave a comment. 18th January 2011 The beginning: One of the first things to say is this: if you want to find out about building one of these structures, you really should look elsewhere. So: here's the site: The picture shows a 6-metre circle on the grass which is the proposed greenhouse size. Meanwhile, indoors, I have started making the hubs - the connection points for all the struts that make up the dome. This is a cutting jig for slicing the pipe up 2 inches at a time. And the finished pile of 46 hubs: 19th January 2011 Of course, it has struck me that I might be building a geodesic pile of broken sticks and polythene. 20th January 23rd January

Student Constructs Complete Home Of 75 ft² 552 Flares Twitter 12 Facebook 335 Reddit 1 StumbleUpon 198 LinkedIn 2 inShare2 Google+ 4 552 Flares × There’s a kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and even a patio Since 2000, China’s cities have expanded at an average rate of 10% annually. It is estimated that China’s urban population will increase by 400 million people by 2025, when its cities will house a combined population of over one billion. That limitations can actually boost creativity is shown by the Chinese architecture student who designed this 75 ft² wooden house (23 m²) Source: Imgur, Wikipedia smart architecture, prefabricated houses china, architecture china photos (20 votes, average: 4.80 out of 5)

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