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Roundhouse/Dome Cluster

Thursday, October 21st, 2010:

The Roundhouse/Dome Cluster and Roundhouse Cluster share the same floorplan, although in this case I’m showing a larger master bath with laundry. Specifications include 1,330 sq. ft. interior, including lofts in the roundhouse and both large domes, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Footprint: 31′ x 70′, not including buttresses.  Read more from > Roundhouse/Dome Cluster

Roundhouse Cluster

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010:

Readers have shown a strong interest in my domes and roundhouses, so I decided to cluster them to create a new unique design for larger families. This version has three two-story roundhouses. There are a lot of things to like about this design: possible third bedroom, game room or home office in the main roundhouse […]  Read more from > Roundhouse Cluster

Desert Submarine

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010:

This unique 241 square foot all solar design qualifies as a zero energy home. It’s for desert regions only. The home is cooled with water trickling over the metal roofing using the same evaporative cooling principle as found in the original Desert Submarine. It’s a simple yet proven technology. Solar panels power the water pumps, […]  Read more from > Desert Submarine

Ransom Ranch Dome

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010:

Marcia Gibbons at Ransom Ranch in Arizona chronicles her experience of building with earthbags. She has completed a beautiful sienna colored dome and a straw bale pumphouse with earthbag foundation. Building pics Final dome pics  Read more from > Ransom Ranch Dome