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We have a 2 hectare small holding and want to build an Earth bermed simple dwelling with glass front like an earth ship.

It's just for myself and the wife to stay while we visit occasionally, maybe live there permanently in the future.

I know rammed tires would be the best all round but considering other options.

We definitely want it earth bermed and low impact on the landscape.

What is the simplest easier option?
 
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Sounds like an awesome project Dave; where (in general) are you building?

Tires only really make sense if you already have a lot of them lying around - it's pretty tedious to go around collecting and purchasing tons of used tires(not to mention the smell of off-gassing rubber).

if Timber is available on your site, it may be the cheaper/more sustainable option(but not necessarily easier)

Take a look at this book for more inspiration/plans on Earth Integrated Structures:
$50 Underground House by Mike Oehler

 
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Dustin Rhodes wrote:Sounds like an awesome project Dave; where (in general) are you building?

Tires only really make sense if you already have a lot of them lying around - it's pretty tedious to go around collecting and purchasing tons of used tires(not to mention the smell of off-gassing rubber).

if Timber is available on your site, it may be the cheaper/more sustainable option(but not necessarily easier)

Take a look at this book for more inspiration/plans on Earth Integrated Structures:
$50 Underground House by Mike Oehler



Thanks

I don't mind collecting tires for free every time I go into town, I have to go every week anyway

I have read both of mikes books

I want to make a cross between a walipini pit green house and a simple earthship

I wondered has anybody built something like this before?
 
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dave phillips wrote:We have a 2 hectare small holding and want to build an Earth bermed simple dwelling with glass front like an earth ship.

It's just for myself and the wife to stay while we visit occasionally, maybe live there permanently in the future.

I know rammed tires would be the best all round but considering other options.

We definitely want it earth bermed and low impact on the landscape.

What is the simplest easier option?




They built this one in 14 minutes! LOL

 
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