Win a copy of Permaculture Design Companion this week in the Permaculture Design forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay Haasl
  • Burra Maluca
garden masters:
  • James Freyr
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
  • Carla Burke
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton

half underground drainage question.

Posts: 10
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
So I am considering my Earthship half underground so you step down into it a couple of feet. The windows will be floor height from outside but normal height from inside.
Our plan is to dig a drainage sump at the lowest point inside, I think if I go deep enough I want a double purpose to drain and also have an emergency water source. I know if its ground water it would need filtering and then purifying but it is mainly for drainage.
I want to earth beam the top and hide the entrance and windows/skylights. The reason we want to go down a few feet is to make the entire thing low impact and almost invisible. To grow appropriate things to hide all windows/skylights and entrance but still let enough light in.
All the walls earth rammed tires, then a breathable damp proof course over the entire thing before Earth beaming.
It's just like a fortune cookie, but instead of a cookie, it's pie. And we'll call it ... tiny ad:
Dave Burton's Boot Adventures at Wheaton Labs and Basecamp
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!