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Earthbag Village Tools and Equipment

This page is the open source and free-shared earthbag home and village construction tools and equipment needs page that will evolve with the open source project-launch blueprinting of the One Community earthbag village (Pod 1). The goal of this page is to provide precise tool and equipment needs for every component of the earthbag village. It is divided into the following sections:

This page will continue to evolve until building the earthbag village is complete and we can definitively say exactly what tools and equipment were used for every aspect of our build – and how different tools and equipment affected our build. After that, we will further evolve this page with the help and data from those around the world building additional earthbag teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities using our blueprints.

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EARTHBAG VILLAGE TOOLS & EQUIPMENT NEEDS

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Note: We are currently seeking companies that would like to partner with our 501(c)3 non-profit organization to provide direct and affordable consumer bulk tool and equipment purchases. Our goal is to reduce consumer prices will increasing the profit margin for companies because the orders will be large and direct. We feel this will make duplication of all 7 sustainable village models even easier. Visit our Win-Win-Win-Win page to understand our partnering philosophy and our Marketing and Promotional Engine Page for the specifics of additional ways we can support those interested in being a part of world change with One Community.

T&Q NEEDS FOR 1 DOME OR A 3-DOME CLUSTER

Highest Good society, fulfilled living, enriched life, enriching life, living to live, how to live an enriched life, keeping it all running, sustainable living, social architecture, fulfilled living, thriving, thrivability, emotional sustainability, the good life, a new way to liveHere are the equipment purchasing needs for a team of ten people purposed for maximum efficiency and preparedness when building a complete dome home or 3-dome cluster. For an individual home some of these items could be rented or borrowed to make building more cost effective.

PRICES CURRENT AS OF JUNE 2013

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION LINK TO BUY PRICE SHIPPING QTY TOTAL
Concrete Mixer  12 cu/ft Concrete Mixer 9HP Diesel CM-1258Y-SD LINK $5,865 Free 1 $5,865
Concrete Mixer Accessory  68058 31′ Tow Pole and Pintle Hitch by Toro LINK $49 Free 1 $49
Wheelbarrow 6.5 cubic ft. with a heavy duty steel frame. Tub made from 100% post consumer recycled material LINK $180 Free 2 $360
Wheelbarrow True Temper 10 cubic foot poly wheelbarrow with dual wheels LINK $203 $9 1 $203
Wheelbarrow Jackson 6 cubic foot steel contractor wheelbarrow with folded tray and flat free tire LINK $214 $22 1 $214
Wheelbarrow Razorback 6 cubic foot steel contractor wheelbarrow with knobby tire LINK $143 $10 1 $143
Full set of Scaffolding 11ft Deluxe Rolling Scaffolding Tower Package LINK $689 ? 1 $689
Scaffolding Accessories Caster Jack 1.375 OD, 27.75″ Length LINK $15 ? 1 $15
Scaffolding Accessories Galvanized Base Plate LINK $9 ? 1 $9
Tamper 8″ 8″ by 8″ LINK $26 $9 1 $26
Tamper 10″ 10″ by 10″ LINK $26 $9 1 $26
Shovel Contractor Grade Square End Shovel – “D” Handle LINK $55 Free 6 $330
Shovel J-250, Kodiak Square Point Shovel with Titanium Xtra (Transfer shovels) LINK $36 Free 6 $216
Shovel ToughBuilt round point shovel with shaped fiberglass handle (Long Handled) LINK $23 ? 6 $138
Shovel Excavator D-Handle Round Point Shovel (Short Handled) LINK $30 ? 6 $180
Quality Leather Gloves Pigskin driver’s LINK $9 $16 12 $108
Quality Leather Gloves Pigskin Leather Palm Gloves LINK $8 $16 12 $96
Dust Masks Particulate Respirators 8210 – Case of 80 LINK $66 ? 1 $66
Safety Goggles Safety Splash Goggles with Clear Anti Fog Lens LINK $4 Free shipping on $50+ 12 $48
Safety Helmets Hard Hat, Vented White 4-Point Rachet Suspension H701 V LINK $13 Free shipping on $50+ 12 $156
Coveralls Workwear Long-sleeve Coveralls Poly/Cotton Twill LINK $40 $35 10 $400
Coveralls Short sleeve Coverall LINK $34 Free shipping on $75+ 10 $340
Cordless Drill DCD980L2 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Premium 3-Speed Drill/Driver Kit (3.0 Ah) LINK $280 Free 1 $280
Hammer Drill DWE5010 1/2″ Single Speed Hammer Drill LINK $80 Free 1 $80
Jigsaw DW331K Variable Speed Top-Handle Jigsaw Kit LINK $150 Free 1 $150
Skilsaw DW364K 7-1/4″ (184MM) Circular Saw Kit with Rear Pivot Depth of Cut Adjustment and Electric Brake LINK $170 Free 1 $170
Buckets 5 Gallon Plastic Buckets (Lids sold separately) LINK $5 ? 25 $125
Cans Leftover cans will be available on the property  $0  Free  10  $0
Angle Grinder 4-1/2″ Small Angle Grinder with One-Touch™ Guard LINK $60 Free 1 $60
Angle Grinder Wheel DWA8851 Type 1 Wheel. 4 1/2″ x .045″ Metal Cutting LINK $56 $10 1 $56
Angle Grinder Wheel 4-1/2″ x 7/8″ Turbo Diamond Blade LINK $30 Free shipping on $45+ 1 $30
Flat Hoe J-450, Pony Mortar Hoe, Forged LINK $54 $13 1 $54
Trowel Permashape finishing concrete trowel LINK  $65  Free 10 $650
Trowel Stainless steel drywall trowel LINK  $60  Free 10 $600
TOTAL $11,932.00
+10%* $1,193.20
S&H* $149.00
GRAND TOTAL: $13,274.20

* The shipping and handling and 10% additions are for a combination of shipping and handling, tax, and other miscellaneous expenses that may have been missed in our initial calculations.

T&Q NEEDS FOR TOILET AND SHOWER DOMES

Highest Good society, fulfilled living, enriched life, enriching life, living to live, how to live an enriched life, keeping it all running, sustainable living, social architecture, fulfilled living, thriving, thrivability, emotional sustainability, the good life, a new way to liveNow that we’ve completed the cluster of domes calculations, we are working on performing the same level of detail for the vermiculture toilet incorporating traditional septic (for easy building in almost any county) and the communal shower domes:

Traditional Septic Additional Tools and Equipment Needs

Coming soon… (Click here if you’d like to help complete this piece)

Vermiculture Toilet Additional Tools and Equipment Needs

Coming soon… (Click here if you’d like to help complete this piece)

Shower Dome Additional Tools and Equipment Needs

Coming soon… (Click here if you’d like to help complete this piece)

T&Q NEEDS FOR THE TROPICAL ATRIUM

Once we’ve completed the bathroom calculations we will then perform the same level of detail for the Tropical Atrium tools and equipment needs.

T&Q NEEDS FOR BUILDING THE COMPLETE VILLAGE

Highest Good society, fulfilled living, enriched life, enriching life, living to live, how to live an enriched life, keeping it all running, sustainable living, social architecture, fulfilled living, thriving, thrivability, emotional sustainability, the good life, a new way to liveHere is the detailed inventory of all tools and equipment needed for four teams of 10 to build (click here for time investment projections)  the entire earthbag village and all of its components. We will engage this list as an on-going process of updating and refining until the entire build is complete, inventorying every tool and piece of equipment needed for each component of the build, so that when we are complete we can give a definitive and final tools and equipment analysis and cost spreadsheet for each component and the whole build, along with where the best places were that we found for purchasing everything.

So far this list includes:

  • All equipment (plus backup equipment) to build the 75 domes and patios

PRICES CURRENT AS OF JUNE 2013

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION LINK TO BUY PRICE SHIPPING QTY TOTAL
Concrete Mixer  12 cu/ft Concrete Mixer 9HP Diesel CM-1258Y-SD LINK $5,865 Free 5 $29,325
Concrete Mixer Accessory  68058 31′ Tow Pole and Pintle Hitch by Toro LINK $49 Free 5 $245
Wheelbarrow 6.5 cubic ft. with a heavy duty steel frame. Tub made from 100% post consumer recycled material LINK $180 Free 8 $1,440
Wheelbarrow 10 cubic foot poly wheelbarrow with dual wheels LINK $203 $18 8 $1,624
Wheelbarrow Jackson 6 cubic foot steel contractor wheelbarrow with folded tray and flat free tire LINK $214 $44 4 $856
Wheelbarrow Razorback 6 cubic foot steel contractor wheelbarrow with knobby tire LINK $143 $20 8 $1,144
Full set of Scaffolding 11ft Deluxe Rolling Scaffolding Tower Package LINK $689 ? 5 $3,445
Scaffolding Accessories Caster Jack 1.375 OD, 27.75″ Length LINK $15 ? 8 $120
Scaffolding Accessories Galvanized Base Plate LINK $9 ? 8 $72
Tamper 8″ 8″ by 8″ LINK $26 $18 8 $208
Tamper 10″ 10″ by 10″ LINK $26 $18 8 $208
Shovel Contractor Grade Square End Shovel – “D” Handle LINK $55 Free 28 $1,540
Shovel J-250, Kodiak Square Point Shovel with Titanium Xtra (Transfer shovels) LINK $36 Free 28 $1,008
Shovel ToughBuilt round point shovel with shaped fiberglass handle (Long Handled) LINK $23 ? 28 $644
Shovel Excavator D-Handle Round Point Shovel (Short Handled) LINK $30 ? 28 $840
Quality Leather Gloves Pigskin driver’s LINK $9 $32 48 $432
Quality Leather Gloves Pigskin Leather Palm Gloves LINK $8 $32 48 $384
Dust Masks Particulate Respirators 8210 – Case of 80 LINK $66 ? 8 $528
Safety Goggles Safety Splash Goggles with Clear Anti Fog Lens LINK $4 Free shipping on $50+ 48 $192
Safety Helmets Hard Hat, Vented White 4-Point Rachet Suspension H701 V LINK $13 Free shipping on $50+ 48 $624
Coveralls Workwear Long-sleeve Coveralls Poly/Cotton Twill LINK $40 $70 48 $1920
Coveralls Short sleeve Coverall LINK $34 Free shipping on $75+ 48 $1,632
Cordless Drill DCD980L2 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Premium 3-Speed Drill/Driver Kit (3.0 Ah) LINK $280 Free 5 $1400
Hammer Drill DWE5010 1/2″ Single Speed Hammer Drill LINK $80 Free 5 $400
Jigsaw DW331K Variable Speed Top-Handle Jigsaw Kit LINK $150 Free 5 $750
Skilsaw DW364K 7-1/4″ (184MM) Circular Saw Kit with Rear Pivot Depth of Cut Adjustment and Electric Brake LINK $170 Free 5 $850
Buckets 5 Gallon Plastic Buckets (Lids sold separately) LINK $5 ? 80 $400
Cans Leftover cans will be available on the property  $0  Free  10  $0
Angle Grinder 4-1/2″ Small Angle Grinder with One-Touch™ Guard LINK $60 Free 5 $300
Angle Grinder Wheel DWA8851 Type 1 Wheel. 4 1/2″ x .045″ Metal Cutting LINK $56 $20 5 $280
Angle Grinder Wheel 4-1/2″ x 7/8″ Turbo Diamond Blade LINK $30 Free shipping on $45+ 5 $150
Flat Hoe J-450, Pony Mortar Hoe, Forged LINK $54 $26 8 $432
Trowel Permashape finishing concrete trowel LINK  $65  Free 48 $3,120
Trowel Stainless steel drywall trowel LINK  $60  Free 48 $2,880
TOTAL $59,393.00
+10%* $5,939.30
S&H* $298.00
GRAND TOTAL: $65,630.30

* The shipping and handling and 10% additions are for a combination of shipping and handling, tax, and other miscellaneous expenses that may have been missed in our initial calculations.

SUMMARY

The purpose of our organization is to make the building of self-propagating self-sufficient teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities as easy as possible. One aspect of this is clearly defining exactly what tools and equipment are needed for duplication of every component of the earthbag village. This page is the results of our research and it will evolve with even more details as we build the earthbag village and identify through our experience the best tools and equipment to use, any tools and equipment we may not have accounted for, and partners that can reduce the price for acquiring all needed tools and equipment. We will open source these details here as they evolve.

FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the purpose of the earthbag village?

Please see the complete earthbag village open source hub: Click Here

Q: How do you intend to keep track of all the tools and equipment for each component?

We will use the community project management software we are developing to log everything as it is used and appoint a project forman to oversee and double check the details.

Q: How do you intent do help bring prices down to facilitate duplication of your models as teacher/demonstration villages?

We have  a Win-Win-Win-Win partnering philosophy combined with a significant marketing and promotional engine that we feel brings value to any partnership. We are using these tools and resources to seek partners with the global distribution capability who see the free marketing and new and expanding customer base we will provide as beneficial enough to be willing to reduce their consumer prices and individual profit in favor of volume sales and supporting global change.

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