The Arc House could be easily modified into an off-grid Boulder House. (click to enlarge)

The Arc House could be easily modified into an off-grid Boulder House. (click to enlarge)


Do you dream of ‘getting away from it all’ and living in a self-sustaining, off-grid home surrounded by nature? A number of my earthbag house plans would work well for this purpose. If you’re looking for a relatively low cost and easy to build Boulder House then take a look at my Arc House.

Arc Boulder House design summary: build the boulder house at base of sloping terrain near a lake (curved back wall resists thrust of soil), next to a stream flowing to the lake which is harnessed for fresh water and micro hydro energy, and add at least one small solar panel for electronics and back-up power. Want to see a drawing of how it would look? Well, the boulder house would totally blend into the natural environment and be almost indistinguishable from the surrounding environment due to the boulder shapes, texture, colors, and living walls.


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