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.
I thank you both for the information. As mentioned I don't think there will be much of a load on the steps and the footer under them. I too am in Hawaii--on the Big Island in North Kohala. I want to use aircrete but only if it is 'doable'. I was reading in the some of the posts here, that the use of a 'fabric' adds the much-needed strength to the building as a whole. I'm wondering if it will add some compression strength to the steps and footing if I were to wrap them, once completed in the fabric that is set in 'airmortar'. I am very new to this and want to do more with aircrete in the future, that is why I would like to figure out a way to do this footing and set of steps using it, instead of the 'quickcrete' that I have used in the past for projects. I like the idea of a 1/2" of mortar over everything and even using tile over the aircrete seems like it would certainly disperse the compression load. Any and all comment/suggestions are more than welcome. Mahalo for getting back to me. Aloha...
Corners and eaves catch high winds. Thats why conventional constructions are always ripped apart by tornados and hurricanes. Flat roofs leak in rains, so a pitch needs to be added to the roof, adding complexity and expense. Aircrete domes have no roof so I suspect much less long term maintenance is needed as well.
sorry i lost ur mail.... now i got it :-)
JOHN, as i told u that i will not build a dome anymore. it was a nice idea.
i made different types of bricks, i still have some samples. and the tool for the foam. it works fine. u have to experiment urself, then u will see, its not as easy as u may think. to build the foam mashine was the most difficult, to make the bricks was just easy. u can get the mashine for a reasonable donation even the foam liquit if u want to make ur own experience.
There is a builder in Florida builds storm domes over 20 years.. he may know still trying to find him over Internet.. he a business person Florida been into dome storm shelters long long time .. I was just at that site alibaba and saw portal domes easy to build one day ship you a dome less 8,000!!! Or 5500.00 bucks can’t buopd with aircrete etc I look at all that is out there just for knowledge education I go everywhere to find out stuffs.. only state truly had no building codes is Texas .. Wyoming you need sewer but rest as long it’s outsyde city etc some putting tires on domes because they laws are so bad turn domes into mobile homes .. the system is for tree based homes not ego friendly .. all I can say loops holes.. their maybe me laws that use write as a emergency shelter so it bends the rules in your favors Montana is sorta ok but still reservations it’s worse my family lives pow camps that can’t some pow camps plant a orange tree afraid we’d over power the federal government it’s that bad America.