One Community is creating a crowdfunding campaign for an open sourced Demonstration Prototype. It will produce a 3-dome guest house structure to compare the building methods of earthbag and aircrete construction and help us fine tune both construction techniques while demonstrating and refining our open source documentation process. The Prototype is also intended to be constructed and permitted on land in the same county as the One Community property to further develop our county relationships while gathering specific data related to these structures and the diverse weather in the area.
Comparing Earthbag vs Aircrete techniques in a real world test like this will help us gather a wide range of objective and comparable data including:
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This crowdfunding campaign will produce DIY video and website instructions for duplication of all earthbag construction, aircrete construction, and custom furniture construction plans needed for an aircrete and an earthbag construction couples living dome. These domes will feature a fold-down Murphy bed with built-in desk, his and hers changing area, and a loft storage area:
We will also open source a 150 square foot dome (the one in the center of the picture of all three). The reason for open sourcing a 150 sq. ft. dome is to demonstrate even more space efficiency and provide permitted plans and detailed instructions for smaller domes that even more counties would allow to be built without permits. Here is the plan for our 150 sq. ft. dome:
These domes are designed to be built individually or as a trio that also includes a smaller 150 square foot footprint dome in the middle. The open source creation of these domes will also produce and share the following for the earthbag and aircreate homes and custom furniture:
The structures are also designed with 150 and 200 square-foot footprints to help those people living in counties that will allow structures of this size to be built without permits.
Before we run the campaign, the following list will be completed to cover and open source share every aspect of the build. The crowdfunding campaign will then fund materials and the addition of each of the videos outlined in pages below. This will create the most complete and easy to follow earthbag construction tutorials in the world:
|Weekly progress updates|
|Camp Setup and Maintenance|
|Site Clearing, Preparation, and Maintenance|
|Excavation & Construction of Footers, Foundation, and Flooring|
|Electrical: Dome Home, Guest/Studio Dome, and Bathroom/Kitchen Dome|
|Window/Door Framing for Earthdomes and Aircrete Domes|
|Earthbag 200-Square-foot Dome and Loft Construction|
|Aircrete 200-Square-foot Dome and Loft Construction|
|200-Square-foot Dome Home Murphy Bed Construction and Assembly|
|Earthbag 150-Square-foot Dome Construction|
|Earthbag and Aircrete Dome Finishing, Water Proofing, and Interior Finish|
|Dome-home-trio Patio, Benches, and Water Collection Construction|
|How to Effectively and Comprehensively Open Source Your Own Build|
The One Community non-profit organization is purposed to create positive and permanent global transformation through demonstrating and open source sharing Highest Good of All approaches to all aspects of living. This crowdfunding campaign will forward that goal by providing people an eco-friendly, durable, beautiful, and DIY option for sustainable housing while also providing One Community the opportunity to do a side-by-side comparison of both the earthbag and aircrete construction methods in preparation for the construction of the complete earthbag (or maybe it will be aircrete) village (Pod 1).
All the domes we will be building will be permitted but small enough to be built without permits in many counties and large enough to support alternative internal designs too. Here are two alternative design examples, the top one is a 150 sq foot studio/office and the bottom is a 200 sq foot complete kitchen and bathroom:
The site will be disclosed when we launch the crowdfunding campaign.
Here is an overview of the action steps we are checking off to be ready to launch this crowdfunding campaign. They are in a specific order but not action items (in most cases) needing to be completed in a specific order:
There will be several options available for those wishing to have hands-on participation in this crowdfunding campaign. For those staying on the property there will be available power, internet, running water, solar showers, and temporary bathrooms that will serve until the earthbag bathroom dome is complete. We will also be providing food. Here are the lodging options:
Onsite camping will be available and free. We will provide some camping tents on a first-come first-served basis and everyone else will need to bring their own tent. Bedding, pillows, etc. will be the responsibility of the individual.
This may be an option for anyone who’d like something other than tents, but with much less expense than a hotel. We’ll explore and share the details of this option when we launch the campaign.
There are multiple local hotel options and we’ll share those details when we launch the campaign.
Want to make a tax deductible early donation to this build campaign? If so, just use the button below and put “earth dome campaign” as a note along with your donation and we’ll make sure that donation is specifically added to funds we raise for this campaign. Please note that a tax deductible campaign contribution like this cannot by law include any “perks” or donation rewards.