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I am building an earthbag dome next summer, here in New Brunswick the summer of 2015.
The question is whether there's enough interest for superadobe workshops and or a permaculture certification course.
I am bringing in 1 or maybe 2 friends who are Cal-Earth alumni with 20 years experience.
We are still hammering out dates and all that jazz.

IF this interests you, please moose me! Thanks all.
 
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How will you insulate this ? Is it to be a year round structure or summer use only ?
 
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Most likely 4 season with straw bale insulation above grade. Still in design consultation process. I'll have complete drawings for mid autumn at latest(I'm an arch. draftsman. Keep the questions coming. Will have the facebook page up soon.
 
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Mike, where abouts in the province are you? I'd love to attend, depending on when and cost.
What will you use to cover the dome to protect it from the elements?
I just joined your facebook group.
 
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You've been added. Hope the page answers a few of your questions.

Currently(subject to change) I'm leaning toward eaves and straw bale insulation above grade. Exterior finish undecided. Ideally, it'll be 1/4 to 1/3 bermed minimum. Freeze thaw cycles and precipitation are definite concerns considering climatic conditions.

 
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Hey Mike, I've been following a blog of an Alberta couple who have built an earthbag home, http://canadiandirtbags.wordpress.com/. Might be worth your while checking it out.
 
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I have followed their blog for quite sometime. Thanks for the heads up. Mike

 
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I should have guessed that you had already known about that. It's the first thing that pops up when you search "earthbag home canada"
 
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Hey man. Any suggestion is a good one. Its just what's done with it.

That being said, tonight, I'll reread through the blog again.

Now that I have realistic build parameters, I find I'm rediscovering new things about previously dismissed views or methods.
 
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Totally interested in any earthbag home building workshop. I'm in Keirsteadville, NB (about 40 minutes north of Saint John).
 
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Hi Mike!

I would also be very interested in participating in your project. I'm living in Moncton and interested to learn and help. I've never worked on a project like this but I've been doing a lot of reading and I'm hoping to see if this type of building would be a possibility for my husband and I. I've sent a request to join your facebook group.
 
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Hello Mike,

My name is Jeff Calder and I am considering building an earth bag home in quispamsis nb. I would very much like to pick your brain about some of your trials and triumphs of building your home. I would also love to see you house if youre willing ro show it off. I am at a very early stage of considering this structure and any help and advice you could offer would be so greatly appreciated. If you arewilling to share youre wisdom I can be emailed at thecalder@gmail.com or contacted by phone at 506.645.8664. Thanks Mike, I hope to hear from tou soon! Thanks and take care.

Jeff Calder
 
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Hello Mike,

I realize it has been a year and a half but I am interested to hear how it is going. I am hoping to build an earth bag structure once my wife and I move to Nova Scotia. I will join your Facebook page next so I can follow you there also.

Cheers,
Gregory
 
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