Domes evolved in deserts, so we recommend extra protection for snowy/wet climates. There are two main approaches: 1. Build a roofed dome. Search our Projects pages at Earthbag Building.com to see several examples. 2. Build a ferrocement rainscreen on the exterior of the dome. The rainscreen is basically an outer cement shell that’s built on […] Read more from > Ferrocement Rainscreen for Earthbag Domes
“Less Is More: The Tiny House Movement The tiny house trend is on the rise with more and more individuals, couples, and families choosing to trade in space for simplicity. And from college grads to retirees the appeal of a miniature home spans the ages. Shrinking square footage not only cuts down on chores — […] Read more from > Tiny Houses Infographic
“One of the characteristics of Cappadocia is having plenty of underground cities. It’s known that there are more than a hundred underground settlements in the region and many of them are not open for visits. The underground cities, which are guessed to be used since the Bronze Age, used to be settlements mostly in Byzantine […] Read more from > Underground Cities
Most of our blog posts are about affordable housing made with natural materials. The use of natural materials in the workspace is equally important since we spend so much time there. This coworking space in Bali is changing the way we work. It’s sort of a business incubator with shared office equipment and high speed […] Read more from > Natural Materials in the Workspace
“Tables made from bamboo folded like origami paper, and chairs with unusual and complex designs… These are some of the items of furniture made by this week’s innovator. Read more from > New Technique to Make Furniture out of Bamboo
How to build an Eco-Friendly House out of Bamboo. Video tour of the build process of a Bamboo Hut at Phuket Top Team in Thailand. According to Johnny FD, the cost was less than $1,000 (rough estimate). Read more from > Building an Eco-Friendly Green Bamboo Home in 6 Hours!