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Old 09-12-2008, 11:34 PM   #4
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Join Date: Sep 2008
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Default Re: Shelterbox, temporary homes up to ten to live for 6 months

very good product, shame i have bought all of my things.

This may be of interest to you all. building an Eco-Dome is the next stage after building a small emergency shelter and provides hands-on learning experience in the essential aspects of Superadobe construction. It's small size of approximately 400 square feet (interior space), makes it a manageable structure for the first time owner builder.
The finished "very small house" is self-contained and can become a small guest house, studio apartment, or be the first step in a clustered design for community use in an Eco-Village of vaults and domes.

Some features of the Eco-Dome include:

Built from local earth-filled Superadobe coils (earth stabilized with cement or lime).
Tree free.
Maximum use of space through alternative options. The main dome and four niches, depending on local code approval, can function as:
main living room, entrance hall, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom (called "bed-womb" because of it's small, organic form!)
living room, entrance hall, and three bed-rooms.
living room, entrance hall, two bedrooms, and a bathroom.
Self-contained single unit (potential for a guest house or studio apartment) or double unit (larger family residence).
Can be repeated and joined together to form larger homes and courtyard houses.
Can be built by a team of 3-5 persons.
Designed with the sun, shade and wind for passive cooling and heating.
Wind-scoop can be combined with a rated furnace unit, depending on local code approval. Solar energy and radiant heating may be incorporated.
Interior furniture can be built-in with same material.

These look so great, cheap as well.
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