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My Earth Dome in Honduras. (new guy here)

 
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Hey all. Just found the site and thought I'd contribute my fairly recent project.

I was living in Honduras from 2012-2014, working as an English teacher. During that time I built a 14ft. diameter earth dome on a friend's farm as a bit of an educational experience. The dome was completed in 2013 and is still standing strong today, despite the lack of a roof and absolute abandonment in all respects. I'm back in the USA now and will be returning to the same area in February to build a 2 bedroom/1bath/1 living home for the caretaker of the farm where the dome currently resides. I'll try to make a post when I get back in March/April with some photos from the project.

This is the complete gallery from the dome build: https://flic.kr/s/aHskaDtV8V

Mr. Pappas With His Project by Greg Pappas, on Flickr

Mud Being Applied to the Earth Bags by Greg Pappas, on Flickr

Mud by Greg Pappas, on Flickr

Outer Mud Layer by Greg Pappas, on Flickr

Final Coat by Greg Pappas, on Flickr
 
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Very cool! What's inside?
 
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Mike Cantrell wrote:Very cool! What's inside?



Thanks. Nothing's inside. We built this to see what building with earthbags was like. Apparently there are tons of scorpions, spiders and snakes living in it now!
 
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