This spring/summer we will be building (hopefully) a round earthbag house with a reciprocal roof. We are learning as we go so I can't really offer any advice but would love to hear from anyone who has any to share.
If anyone is interested in coming out for the build and learning with us, please let me know. We may need some people with muscles to get the roof up!
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Where in Maine? We're pretty busy with the restaurant, but if it's not too far away and happens to be on a day when we can escape for a while, I can think of at least four people who'd be interested in helping...though probably not all at once, since SOMEONE has to keep the shop open. We are near Belfast.
No experience with that kind of building either, but I'd love to learn and help! My schedule is wonky, so don't count on me, but if you're getting something together I'll see if I can work it out. Might have to bring a 4-year-old along - would that be okay?
I'm looking for this type of experience!
I could come out for a day (or two I can can camp overnight and bring my six year old. She's an experienced natural builder. My 12 year old may also be available to help if he's not with his dad.)
I'm not very close to you, but I'd totally drive up, and maybe even bring a strong and enthusiastic adult friend or two.
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Hey neighbor - sorry I missed this post. Did you already get the build done? If so, would love to see pics, and if not, what's the schedule looking like? Might be able to offer a hand - we're over in LaGrange.