Hello everyone. I recently participated I the Tulum workshop. I'm so thankful for the experience and the amazing people I meet. Recently I started building in Guatemala close to Santiago Sacatepequez. I'm inviting anyone who wants to help and learn together during this 6 month process.
At the moment there's 2 volunteers and 2 workers. And I can host a few more people either camping, in a room at my parents or there's also a smallish town close to.
For those interested you can send me a WhatsApp 50252039176.
Hello, We have not yet tested our domes through a long winter. However, the insulation properties of AirCrete are very good for cold climates. Please read more about 'AirCrete's R-value' at http://www.domegaia.com/faq.html (bottom of the page). Aloha!
Hi Mike, Thank you so much for your interest in Domegaia! We are still very much in the growing stage and intend to offer more detailed online trainings and design plans, as you mentioned. There is a growing need and we are working towards fulfilling this need! In the meantime, we do offer 10-day workshops where you are equipped with the knowledge and hands-on learning to build a dome. If you are interested, learn more about our upcoming workshops at http://www.domegaia.com/upcoming-workshops.html. Aloha!
@David-Ricardo said in Reconstrucción en México 1000 familias rurales:
Haremos lo posible por estar en el de Oaxaca, pero no podríaos ir más de 2 o 3 personas y como los daños en nuestras comunidades son muchos y muy dispersos geográficamente, quisiéramos que alguien que conozca la técnica constructiva que utilizan pudiera venir a la región, al sur oriente de la Ciudad de México, y en un plazo más corto, es decir en el mes de octubre si fuera posible. Hay miles de personas sin techo y debemos apresurar en lo posible la reconstrucción, si no fuera posible convencer pronto a la gente de usar su técnica, seguramente empezarán a reconstruir con sus formas acostumbradas.
Estamos ofreciendo otro taller en Kauai, Hawaii en octubre y no estará en México hasta diciembre. Esperamos ayudar donde podamos.
I did not get any training from anyone. I did buy the video from monolithic dome on how to build a dome. And are working on a new way of building a dome. That is why I did a small scale dome test first. I will be using a 40 foot dome air form. There will be two layers for water proofing the first is latex cement additive in the structural layer, the second is a water poof stucco over the aircrete.
Yes we ship to Ecuador with USPS international priority mail. They estimate about 6 - 10 days. You are responsible to pay and extra customs or duty charges so please specify any information needed for customs in your country. We dont' have moldings. Everything we offer is on our website store here - http://www.domegaia.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
We plan to have a video training about making forms but it isn't ready yet. aloha
I was my own contractor on a 3000 sq feet concrete house project. It is doable but you are not giving enough information. Cost will depend on hundreds of factors. First you would need to know where are you building and the regulations in your area. Will you need enginnering plans and permits or you have no building codes (very few places in the USA with no building codes).How much and how easy is to buy cement and associated materials and tools in your area? How much you expect to expend? What are your skills and how old are you? Is your girlfriend an engineer or designer?( I ask because she seems to be sure it will cost too much). How big of a dome you want? Are you going to use regular utilities from your county or city(extra paperwork and permits to connect to these services). Now,.. given that you get the land, have the money, the time and get the permits(if necessary), and given that you have some skills or can go slow to learn them , then yes, if it is a small project I say you could build it yourself. Most of the time you will need help. If you plan it well, there may be stages that you get hired help for specific days and tasks, and then there are other things that you can do yourself to save money, even if they take you longer. Once you get your foundation and dome built( help needed), then you can install the plumbing, electricity, walls, etc by yourself. Everything is doable. Some things just require more time, money and effort than others. If you have enough money and space to host a domegaia workshop, they might build it for you and you do your part of providing what they need. There are many options.