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AIR-CRETE Tiny House off grid option?

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Oregon is suffering from an affordable housing shortage of more than 24,000 units, and many in the state hope tiny homes could fill the gap. Oregon has passed HB2737 which requires the state to define the building codes for Tiny House of 400 sq ft or less

We have discovered a low-cost method of building tiny homes.  It is called Air-Crete.  It is Portland Cement and Dish Soap.  Non-skilled workers can use this method to build affordable housing.  We will be offering a series of Free workshop Wednesday 1:30 – 4:30 pm Feb 6, 2019, in Lincoln City, We will be making the modules to build a Sustainable 400 ft Tiny Dome House.


CLICK HERE To hear the Crete Air-designer’s Ted Talk

CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT THE SUSTAINABLE LIVING CENTER DOES.  We research the areas of food, water, energy, and shelter.    

We are available to share our research with anyone if there is an interest.

A FREE Air-Crete Workshops is Schedule Every Wednesdays 1:30 - 4;30 PM at  Lincoln City, OR… RSVP

Feb 6 ….. Make Forms and Pour blocks
Feb 13 ….. Pour Blocks and build a wall in Greenhouse with blocks from previous weeks
Feb 20 ….. Pour Blocks and build a wall in Greenhouse with blocks from previous weeks
Feb 27 ….. Pour Blocks and build an Air Crete Drying House with blocks from previous weeks

Starting in March, we will be offering a 30-day intern program in Air-Crete at the cost of $450/month.  ¬¬ncludes a private bedroom and all workshops.
If interested complete the On-Line Application at http://www.Asktaxmoms.com/lifestyle

This room is in a house on the banks of the Siletz River with free watercraft available for Kayaking, Crabbing and Salmon Fishing. This room is only available for one month for a person who wants to learn how to live sustainably. This is our way the Sustainable Living Center of Oregon is introducing people to a sustainable lifestyle.

1. Private Bedroom shared bathroom, kitchen and living room at $450/month. One month is the maximum stay. After one-month, other living arrangements can be made at other locations.
2. Up to 10 hours/week of free Sustainable Workshops concern existing sustainable Air-Crete lifestyles designs.
3. Up to 15 hours/week of free supervision on new Sustainable Air-Crete Projects.

Only people who are interested in learning how to have a Sustainable Lifestyle should apply. You must complete the online Application and the attached "Way of Working" form to be considered. If you do not complete these forms, your application will not be considered.

The only additional cost to you will be your food and personal expenses. There is no cost for the material costs, tools, and instructions for the Workshops or Research Projects.

To apply ... complete the On-Line Application at www.Asktaxmoms.com/lifestyle

The Center is on the banks of the Siletz River near Lincoln City Oregon. All workshops and projects are at the Center.

The Center is financially self-supporting by renting Kayaks and Crab Catamarans.

To apply go to the On-Line Application at www.Asktaxmoms.com/lifestyle

• Phone service or cable not provided, but the internet is available.
• Bed linens are available, but not towels
• No smoking in any of the Center's building or vehicles
• Absolutely no drugs (legal or illegal) of any kind
• No Dogs or Children are allowed, but Cats OK -- dogs and children allowed at the RV sites only.
• Off-street parking

To apply ... go to the On-Line Application at www.Asktaxmoms.com/lifestyle

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Fantastic. I’d hope to be able to take advantage of this opportunity to Lea more about aircrete and sustainable living someday.
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This post is over 2 years old…

Also, had a buddy do so all sorts of experimenting with aircrete and while it is a fairly interesting material (I helped him with a fair amount of the testing), it’s extremely weak and fragile. He tried all sorts of add ins to reinforce it, but it was all very weak and sustained damage very easily. We checked for compressive as well as shear strength and it was fairly pathetic. Not sure how much structural integrity and durability a layer of stucco might add, but I might lean more towards the earth bag beehive designs, Cobb, etc. Portland cement is not a green material anyway, so I think we can do better with the alternatives…

Here is a YouTube video I found from a guy on Vancouver Island, BC where he did some similar experiments in making aircrete planter boxes. His channel is called man about tools and he has several videos on aircrete and films himself doing some basic DIY stress testing of the aircrete. So his findings mirrored what I found.

Good luck!

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