Smurfs' village in Queensland, AUSTRALIA



  • I need help with developing a venue that will look like a smurfs village.

    The location is just magic:
    MISSION BEACH in Far North Queensland.
    We are very close to PAPUA here and there will be features to remind visitors about that.

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    will centre around a gelato workshop and an outdoor entertainment area.
    Each small dome will be a bedroom for guests.

    There will be a common area with toilets and kitchen facilities, probably not in the shape of a dome.


  • Workshop Instructor

    I’m not sure that aircrete alone would be the right direction for sumurf homes. The dome part of the mushroom isn’t a round dome. And the straight walls need another form for the aircrete like wood or metal.

    I would love to help design these, I also build with adobe, cob, straw bale, wattle & dob, any natural building product interest me.

    Email me : joshuasilver@mac.com
    Or txt 415-819-5763



  • How is this project developing? I plan to travel to Australia soon and would be keen to help!
    Peace~
    Keegan


  • Workshop Instructor

    @Latinos Really? A Smurf Village? I could instruct you on how to build it. Please see my builder profile Ignacio Acuna



  • Building rules and regulations here in Far North Queensland are unfortunately a real pain in the behind, much worse than the USA. I have spoken with more than one structural engineer and they all confirmed the technique used by DomeGaia would not be accepted here, because for a cyclonic area the roof has to be 'anchored to the foundations'. So, you either have concrete poured onto a cage made of steel or basalt rods, or you use a 'shell' type system, like the one used by Domeshells, near Byron Bay. So, anybody who isn't a QLD registered structural engineer will never be able to certify my dome here.


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