“Such nice people … I am super happy! Machimbrado finished the roof membrane. It was a labor intense 7 days, praying that the rains do not bend the wood, covered with plastic at night what we were roofing. The only thing missing is a wing, perhaps made of reeds. We made a modification in the structure of sticks to make better use of the mezzanine space, which allowed us to make an exit to the balcony (which will be the ceiling of the gallery). Need to close that gap with a glass door, a wall of bottles and a large window. We open triangle then closed with transparent polycarbonate, to fain light.”
My comments: Like I’ve said repeatedly, I think roundhouses are the simplest, fastest way to build with earthbags. Round is stronger and more stable than square. This ceiling is super beautiful. I like using roundwood poles like on this design, because they’re often available at low cost or even free if you gather them from a local forest. A sleeping loft makes good use of space, and putting it separate from the main living area is practical. And having a deck off the loft is a great idea. The large opening floods the loft and house with natural light. Love it.