I’ve been very interested in underground dome homes with living roofs for many years after my dome building Instructable went viral. The other day I was watching a video about Hacking Aircrete that showed the dome home featured here. One side has a geodesic greenhouse and the other has a skylight.
A fun, short video of a natural home in Poland.
“Video tour of an incredible hobbit house cabin that is completely off-grid. It is built with straw bale walls and limestone plaster, log roof rafters and support columns, and a stunning green roof with a glass dome in the centre to bring in a lot of natural light.
“Hobbit house in Port Orchard WA at Brothers Greenhouse. Perfect example how to build a very nice and simply hobbit house where your kids can let their imagination soar and become architects at an early age. Cute, cozy, attractive and eye catchy even for parents. Needs less than 200sqft in the corner of your backyard but would mean a whole world to your kids. Even more. It would take them to some mysterious worlds where maybe even you would be invited from time to time. Maybe :)”
Please read my comments below this blog post. This project could have been significantly improved by using earthbags instead of wood framing.
“A family has today won a three-year battle to save their real-life ‘hobbit house’ from the bulldozers after it was built without planning permission for £12,000.