Nine Day Dome

Nine Day Dome
Nine Day Dome

In July, 2009 Guiding Star Creations co-created this 9 day workshop with hosts Eric and Nancy. This dome was built as a WWOOFer’s (farm stay) cottage for Eric and Nancy’s 14 acre organic farm. The dome has a 3m(10ft) interior diameter and the walls are 30cm(1ft) thick. This dome was fitted with features to adapt dome building to wet climates. Theses features include a rap-around eave, cold application bitumen (asphalt emulson) waterproofing, interior door buttressing, and a ruble trench foundation with perimeter drain (French drain). Other features include a clay floor, cantilevered stairs, loft (mezzanine floor) bed space, and wood stove heating. Many thanks to the workshop participants whose efforts and collaboration made this dome possible. For more information about attending or hosting a workshop please contact us at Guiding Star Creations.

Be sure to watch the video at the bottom of the page. It’s quite good.

Image credit Guiding Star Creations

3 thoughts on “Nine Day Dome”

  1. Hi Owen,
    This is Neil Decker of Guiding Star Creations. I just want to thank you for all the work you have done in scouring the internet to publicize and bring together a wealth of information on earthbag and natural building. Until recently revisiting this site I was seeing the need for a website/network that could function as a community for builders, educators, and DIYers and as a clearing house of information and links that empowers everyone. Every time we post a new workshop or video on our site it is up on your blog the next day. I want to thank you for all your efforts and to also to let you know that we have rescheduled our Australia workshop for January and March of 2011.

    We might be headed back to Thailand after our workshops in Australia and would love to share ideas and see your round house if you will be there then.

    Thanks again for your work to create a thriving building network.
    Neil Decker
    Guiding Star Creations


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