Showing posts with label Monolithic House. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Monolithic House. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Beautiful Earth Homes And Monolithic Dome House Designs Found Around The World

Earth homes or bern houses are usually set on a terrain. Walls or parts of the walls are set partially on the ground and the roof is usually covered with grass or greenery. Many earth homes are adapted in Iceland, and New Zealand. Many people also refers to it as hobbit house, as it is the kind of dwelling used by hobbits in Lord of The Ring.

More commonly known as Hobbit house

 Earth Home in Iceland

Many modern designs of earth homes or bern are built using monolithic technology. According to those who developed this, it is self sustainable, green and designed to sustain even during earthquake, flood or heavy storm. Here are other designs and floor plans of different dome house or monolithic house.





Friday, February 19, 2016

This Dome House was Built for P300K to P500K and Here's How He Build It.

According to Steve Areen, the photographer and owner of the house: "In 2011 I had a wonderful visit with my friend Hajjar Gibran. For years he has inspired me with his creative ideas. This time he was building domes at his retreat center in northeast Thailand. He and his wife offered me a spot on their mango farm to build my own dome. 
With Hajjar's guidance and design ideas, along with my own, and his son-in-law Tao's masonry skills, I had my dome home up and painted in six weeks. 
The cost for the basic structure was under $6000. It took a few more weeks to add the details, such as doors, screens, pond, upstairs structure, stonework and landscaping. All this, including furnishings, was under $3000. ..Bringing my total cost to about $9,000.  Please keep in mind this is in cost-friendly Thailand."

"As much as I love my dome home, I probably would not have built it if was a long process. The low cost and time-efficiency of using blocks is what enticed me into building.  Because suitable compressed earth blocks were not available at the time, cement blocks and clay bricks were used."
"Now the goal is to take this design ..which is quick, affordable, strong, beautiful and fun, ..and build with more sustainable materials that better insulate for colder climates.



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