Three Roundhouses Design — 10 Comments

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  2. Wonderful design and, in retrospect, really what we should have gone for. There’s no telling what sorts of things that will come up during construction that will slow progress and this would at least allow a person to get in right away. Oh well, lessons learned the hard way- we’ll be in next year for sure! :)

    • Thanks. There’s a tendency for people to bite off more than they can chew or get in over their head, however you want to say it. That’s especially true starting out and that was a key motivator behind this design. We always caution people to start out with something small to learn the process and develop skills. It’s oh so easy to take on too much. I sure don’t want to see a bunch of partially finished and abandoned structures like what’s happened with earthships.

      I look forward to seeing your house finished and hearing your adventures. You’re so far along now it should be smooth sailing all down hill.

  3. I like the design and the idea. I also think it would be neat if they were in a triangle shape themselves, and the area between the actual buildings could be one that would join all three. There could be a open pit fire there too. I really like the build in stages idea.

    • That’s a good idea. They could be arranged in many different configurations.

      But I like this current version because it has excellent solar gain (which you’d lose with your version) and there’s a partially sheltered area in front. Also, with your version there’s a risk of excess water building up in the center. Maybe make a U-shape instead of a triangle so water can drain out more easily.

  4. I really love it. I have some questions specific to my area and want to know if I can email you directly with my list, if that is okay.

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