Hi Charles and Howeswar, We are im Mpumalanga and had lined up a season of natural building workshops with a fantastic facilitator but then lock down stopped travel. We have not figured out when we will start up again but here is one of the links on my Brown Earth fb page where you can follow us and find out first hand when we start up again! Viv
@Harry_PK I'm a rookie here, living in Huatulco, Mexico now after 13 years in Thai. Before that, had a pool service in So Cal for 15 yrs. Have seen construction in Thai and Mexico, both really have no building codes, basically just brick it up and cement over or tile.
The one thing I would say is get a good water sample of your source water(tested for hardness for sure) and use the best/most modern equipment now available. I always emphasize using the least amount of elbows/90 degree joints.
Other than that, if I can help in any way-shoot!
Perhaps this... just translate
La densidad típica del aerocreto es de 20 - 60 libras/ cu. pies
Fuerza a compresión de 50 psi - 930 psi.
Concreto celular.- fuerza de tensión = 10 TONS/ SI
Malla de fibra de vidrio con cemento = 70 LB / SI
@Hanalea yes they do but building permits are either city or county specific wherever you go mostly. So that is who you would contact. even if a city does not have permitting yet there is a precedent set for it and so all you need is a contractor or architect or engineer to submit the proper paperwork and they should sign off on it since they're prevalent in California now. We even have homeowners insurance for them now.
Hi there Pele and Ignacio,
I too am interested in learning to build domes in Portugal. I was also wondering if any of you have an idea if using these dome's is legal in Portugal. I was thinking of building a number of them, to rent out as affordable holiday accomodation, as well as some for future permaculture volunteers and or a tool shed close to the future farm.
Thanks in advance,
I have been considering this idea ever since I learned of Aircrete. I purchased Geodesic Dome plans from Paul Robinson several years ago and was thinking. Because the Geo dome is very strong, and Aircrete is very light why not stretch chicken wire/cloth on the inside of the panels. Fill them with aircrete. Finish the outside/inside with cloth stucco as normal Domegaia domes.
You would need to leave channels for your screws but that should be easy with well placed straws or just drill out the channels before you set all the screws. This would be a very strong very insulated building. I decide that an Aircrete dome would be cheaper because I don't need all the limber and screws but still a very cool construction idea.
If anyone uses my idea thats great just document and post. WE all are learning.
This is just not stopping at all, there are 88, 656 confirmed cases already outside of China. I hope this will not get worse than this. So in times like this, we need to have emergency tools at home because we will never know when we can go out safely and if our need will be available. High lumen flashlights are of great use, I recommend you try Streamlight Super Siege https://totalguide.org/best-tactical-flashlight/streamlight/super-siege-review/. this would be a perfect light for the house in case of power shortages.
@christophe Bonjours Christophe,
Merci pour votre message.
Je suis très intéressé dans votre projet. Quand es-ce que vous voulez commencer à construire ?
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Thank you for your message.
I am very interested in your project. When are you planning to start building?
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