Hi all, I'm getting a yome (think geodesic dome-yurt love-child) that I'm going to use as a living space in a backyard in San Francisco. I'm taking my first PDC course at Merritt College and was thrilled to learn about rocket stoves. I think an RMH is the wisest heating choice for my yome home-- only thing is I have little to no building experience, let alone natural building. At first I thought I could get away with doing it myself with enough research but now that I've done the research I've decided to seek experienced help!
If anyone thinks they can help me or knows someone who can I'd be eager to discuss logistics, compensation, etc. Thanks!
While there certainly are RMH building methods that require more advanced tools and skills, there are also methods that need only the ability to follow directions, stack bricks, assemble ducting, and mix cob. Do you know of any place to dig up clay? I would recommend getting one of Ernie & Erica's plan kits, which have exact drawings of how a specific RMH was built, one that has been in actual use for over a year and is proven to work. There are plans for a variety of situations, and the Annex might be right for you.
How big is the yome you are getting?
posted 2 years ago
Hi Glenn thanks for the reply, I did download Erica and ernies plans, but a lot of that information goes over my head since I have little referential knowledge. I also have questions about building on my raised plywood platform and near the canvas walls. My yome is 16' diameter, 200 Sq ft! Thanks!