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How to Build the Strongest Buildings That Can Last Centuries

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011:

Dustin: I live in Florida where few domestic buildings last more than 50 years because of hurricanes. I explored the Monolithic Dome for quite some time. They have stood the test of direct hits by very powerful hurricanes that leveled the entire neighborhood; except the dome. The dome is the only sensible structure here. No […]  Read more from > How to Build the Strongest Buildings That Can Last Centuries

Structural Integrity of Insulated Earthbag Vaults

Friday, August 19th, 2011:

This blog post provides additional information about the insulated earthbag vaults that I’ve been discussing the last few weeks. (Use the search engine in the upper right corner and enter “insulated earthbag vaults” to read prior posts.) As explained from the very beginning “We get quite a few enquires about vaults. So far we’ve always […]  Read more from > Structural Integrity of Insulated Earthbag Vaults

Nylon Cement Roofs

Sunday, December 26th, 2010:

Roofs tend to be one of the most expensive, most difficult parts of building a home. Most conventional roof systems are very expensive and utilize energy intensive materials. One low-tech alternative is nylon cement roofs, which have been pioneered for over 30 years by Bill Birdsall. Bill’s website shows how he built his house and […]  Read more from > Nylon Cement Roofs