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Hyperadobe craft studio in the UK

 
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Finally finished my Hyperadobe earth bag studio in the UK
Here she is....The MudHut!
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That is so cool!
 
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cattle forest garden greening the desert
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nice, how is the humidity and groundwater level there
 
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Thanks T Blankinship and Connor!
Re question: It rains a lot in the UK, and the ground is often damp.
To mitigate this the building is sitting on a 3 foot deep gravel foundation which extends about one foot beyond the perimeter The gravel bag foundation extends 2 rows above grade. Deep roof overhangs. Ventilation bricks.
So far the building is warm and dry in the winter (with a small electric radiator), and cool in the summer. I'm stoked!
 
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What did you plant on top?
 
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It's sedum...drought resistant.....planted into recycled plastic trays filled with perlite with reservoirs at the bottom. Very low maintenance. Eventually it will spill over the sides of the trays and colonise the loose perlite in-between. The perlite and sedum are good insulators. The idea is to prevent overheating in the summer and lessen heatloss through the roof in the winter. They have beautiful flowers all summer too.
 
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I am Orthodox monk and wish to build a small hermitage here in Alaska, USA
 
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Stone and rocket mass heaters are the bomb in your climate
 
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