Looking for a slower pace of life, we moved to Spain. After some time living in Barcelona, we fell in love with Costa Brava’s hidden beach coves nestled between pine tree groves.
During a weekend of inspiration, we reached out to an agent to show us a 1/4 acre plot 8-minutes away from our favorite little cove. Having only slightly less than half of the asking price, we offered what we could afford. The universe conspired on our favor, and now, our dreams are materializing.
We’d love to build a little creative retreat in the land. A place in which novelist, filmmakers, poets, ceramists, writers, can come during the slow winter months and stay for weeks at a time to get inspired.
We are looking for a team that can help us build two, 240 ft2 aircrete domes starting in September or October 2019. We can offer nutritious meals, endless gratitude, cozy room, tight hugs, and a warm welcome whenever you come into town again.
Although we don’t owe a little dragon or have participated in a Dome Gaia Workshop, we were able to help my dad (who came away from a workshop giddy with hope) in building his dome in Portugal.
8-minutes drive from the plot, you’ll find a coastal trail connecting miles and miles of little coves such as this:
Our 1/3 acre of joy:
California Air Tools suggestions are good, a 1750rpm motor spinning around 700-800rpm pump will always be more quiet then those typical "5hp" big box store compressors.
Champion is a great choice, but Emax Compressors have been impressing me lately. Check them out- Silent Series, made in USA, lots of nice features:
Emax Silent 5hp 1ph 80 gallon - ESP05V080I1
Read more about air compressors in this review!
I have two domes that we used lumber and plywood to finish when we initially built. The materials we were able to afford at the time for finishing left our structures longevity lacking in our northern clime. I am looking to explore the possibility of using your tools and methods to secure the investment we have thus far incurred. Would be interested in any advice that could be available. Smaller dome is 23' diameter with a cord wood knee wall larger one is 64' diameter with a rammed earth tire foundation. Large growing capacity is incorporated into the spaces for the purpose of year round food production; vegetables, fruits, and fish is the final vision at this point. We are very motivated to make this happen; ideally at minimum, the smaller one, yet this building season. Thanks in advance for any and all responses.
@Ignacio-DHOME Hola Ignacio, yo tengo unas preguntas para poner un techo, unas paredes y un piso. necesito saber cuanta arena puedo mezclar para que sea lo suficientemente fuerte la mezcla y no quede quebradizo. Saludos