Thursday, August 2, 2012
Super Adobe Earth Homes
OK... so here is an example of a super adobe. This types of homes are amazing. They are constructed using packing bags, dirt from the location, soil stabilizers, and bared wire. Once the soil sets up they can be water proofed so that they can be build in any climate. They become wind, flood, fire, hurricane and earth quake resistant.
Because they are built out of the earth they are sustainable... and when they do finally break out (in a hundred years +) they just become part of the earth again. Their walls are 1.5-2 feet thick so they provide their own thermal and sound insulation. This also creates a nature passive heating and cooling.
So this is my dream home. One day before very long I will build this and live a much more sustainable life. I really hope that people start building more and more of these kinds of homes. If you would like to learn more about this type of home please visit the CalEarth site.