thank you so much, so you are saying that i can cut my trees and use them with out drying them first?
what about cord-wood walls?
dry or green timber?
can you recommend a book or web sight with instructions?
i have been doing tons of research on line and so far my plans are tire foundation (i have a source for all the free tires i need), then 3 round sections, 1 30-40' for great room , 1 12' for bathroom and 1 14' for bedroom. the 2 smaller connected to the large on the east side. a sun room on the north to break wind and sod roof on all of it. the 2 smaller rooms with have a reciprocal roof and the great room will have a raised center with a loft. sod on the lower roof and not sure about the higher center roof. these plan are just a rough idea of what i would like and subject to change. really any natural structure made with as much from the land as possible is what i am going for. i have 20 acres and would love to utilize as much as i could for building materials.
i also have lots of sand stone and would like to use it as well.
For what in general?
Are you doing this work yourself and have you taken any workshops? It sounds like a wonderful start.
If you have stone then you may not need to use tires as your foundation. Tires are employable, but very labor intensive to do correctly.
do you use Sketchup or draw? You are going to need a model of some sort to really do a good job and understand your design and be able to share it with others.
Regarding your foundation, you may want to do more research on using old tires. Old tires will "off-gas" some pretty nasty toxic chemicals for many years.
i'm wondering tho, if i am going to add sand back to the clay if i really need to get all the sand out?