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Earthbag Village – One Community Pod 1

The earthbag architecture village (Pod 1) is the first of seven different sustainable village models to be built. The Earthbag Village was chosen as the first village to be built because we believe it will be the most affordable and easy to duplicate. It demonstrates the earthbag method of construction along with many eco-artistic external and functional internal options. This page contains the following sections related to the Earthbag Village:

EARTHBAG VILLAGE SEARCH ENGINE

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WHAT IS AN EARTHBAG VILLAGE

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The One Community Earthbag Village | Concept Render (click to enlarge)

Some of the key features and intentions for the Earthbag Village design include:

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Earthbag Village Layout – Click to Enlarge

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The One Community Tropical Atrium | Concept Render – View Looking Inside and Northwest (click for the open source hub)

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WHY AN EARTHBAG VILLAGE

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Here is a 3-D interactive showing the general layout and some features for a 6-dome village cluster:

Earthbag Village 6-Dome Cluster Cross-section by One Community – Created by Gilberto Martini de Oliveira

 

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ADVANTAGES OF EARTHBAG CONSTRUCTION

The advantages of Earthbag construction are many:

  1. Cost: Earthbag uses earth as its primary material and this makes it a very cost-effective method of construction
  2. Transport: The walls for one hundred 200 sq foot domes or other structures can be easily be built from a single container-load of earthbags. Also, local site-sourced fill material is used in the earthbags and this dramatically reduces fossil fuel use and transport costs to the site. It also means environmental damage from quarrying is eliminated
  3. Remote Location: As only the bags (and concrete if desired) need to be transported to the site to build with earthbag construction, it allows for easier construction in remote locations. Bales or rolls of bags can even be carried on foot
  4. Carbon Footprint: Even when built with some concrete, the carbon footprint of earthbag construction is much lower than with a building constructed using conventional materials (cement, clay bricks and steel), which have enormous embedded energy (energy needs for production) and thus carbon footprint
  5. Saves Timber: Earthbag walls use little or no timber. Though theoretically a sustainable resource, wood is becoming increasingly scarce and expensive
  6. Minimal Skill Required: The level of skilled labor required is small as the construction method, once demonstrated, is very simple and can be completed by both men and women. This also means that local job creation is a possible benefit
  7. Minimal Equipment Needs: No forms or expensive tools or machinery are needed
  8. Minimal Waste Production: Earthbag construction produces almost no on-site waste generation, a huge difference when compared to the volume of material that usually ends up in a landfill after a traditional home build
  9. Longevity: Appropriately designed and constructed earthbag buildings will stand for decades if not centuries. Not having to replace them means saving even more resources and further reducing waste
  10. Design Flexibility: You can build almost any shape imaginable – round, curved corners, domes, organic shapes, rectangular, etc.
  11. Structural Strength: Earthbag is one of the strongest and most earthquake resistant building methods available
  12. Uniquely “Connects to the Earth”: Living in a home made almost entirely from earth is a unique experience and many people feel more connected to nature and our planet by living/staying in an earthbag constructed home
  13. Sound Insulator: Earthbag walls are a superb insulator of sound and provide a peaceful interior even with very high-level noise nearby. When used as an interior wall, earthbag construction will allow for privacy between rooms
  14. Heating and Cooling: Earthbag walls also exhibit high levels of thermal mass, which is the measure of a material’s ability to absorb, store and transfer heat. Earthbag walls that are greater than 12 inches thick (0.3 m) exhibit the thermal flywheel effect. At the hottest time of the day, the walls will absorb the heat, but they don’t release it into the structure until the walls start cooling at night. This creates about a 12-hour-delay between the time in which the walls soak in the heat and when they release it. For this reason, earthbag homes work best in locales where there is a significant difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures. See also our heating and cooling page

 

LIMITATIONS/DISADVANTAGES OF EARTHBAG CONSTRUCTION

Earthbag construction also has some limitations:

  1. Size Limitation: In terms of actually constructing the house, there are some limits on design. To remain structurally sound, earthbag homes are relatively small. For a domed earthbag home, 20 feet (6 m) is generally the recommended maximum diameter of the building (Source). Bigger structures can be accomplished by building a series of interconnected domes, or by extending underground
  2. Labor Intensive: Earthbag construction requires large amounts of strenuous labor moving earth in bags, by shovelfuls, wheelbarrows, etc.
  3. Designs Not for Everyone: Some people find the design of an earthbag home to be “heavy” and have the feeling of living in a cave. The earthbag home also requires a great deal of plaster in construction to insure water integrity
  4. Heating and Cooling: Earthbag walls have a low R-value (measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material) and this can present challenges in some climates. See our heating and cooling page for extensive details about the benefits and challenges of heating and cooling with earthbag construction
  5. Permitting Challenges: As with most alternative building methods, much thought needs to be put into the final design and getting proper approval/permits from your local building authority can be a challenge

 

EARTHBAG VILLAGE OPEN SOURCE PORTAL

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ADDITIONAL EARTHBAG VILLAGE DETAILS

All aspects of the Earthbag Village are being open sourced for replication as either individual components or as part of the complete village. As shown above, we are producing complete materials listsbuild-time and labor detailsconstruction planspermitting needs and strategies, and much more for all components. Here are additional images and overviews of some of the key components of this village. Links to their respective and detailed open source hubs can be found above and following each of these sections of images and descriptions:

Once Pod 2 is complete, this pod will ultimately serve as a rental, student housing, and/or transition housing for new Community Members.

 

3 FLOOR PLANS

The Earthbag Village will feature the following three different layouts: 6-Dome Cluster, 3-Dome Cluster, and ADA 3-Dome Clusters.

(click each to enlarge)

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Within the three layouts there will be 3 different open source and DIY furniture layouts. This image shows a 3-dome cluster featuring one of each of these layouts.

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The One Community Earthbag Village 3 Dome Cluster Top View | Concept Render

This 3-D interactive experience shows the 3-dome cluster and highlights some of the features within the different furniture designs.

Earthbag Village 3-Dome Cluster Cross-section by One Community – Created by Gilberto Martini de Oliveira

Earthbag construction also has a lot of flexibility for artistic external aesthetic options. The diversity that is possible is not realistic to show in renders, but demonstrating this diversity on the outside of these same foundational designs is something we will fully explore and demonstrate once we’ve addressed and open sourced all the structures exactly as shown here.

MURPHY BED COUPLE’S LAYOUT

This Murphy Bed couple’s layout contains a queen-sized Murphy Bed, built-in nightstands, shelving, a loft storage area, and a combination closet/dressing area. Here you see the bed folded down to provide comfortable and spacious sleeping for two. On either side of the Murphy Bed are built-in drawers that double as storage and nightstands with built-in down-lights and shelves above. Behind and to both sides, each adult has his or her own personal closet/storage/dressing area, and on one side, there’s a ladder that leads to the loft above that could be storage, a small play room or child’s room, or even a guest bed area.

Earthbag Village Murphy Bed Section Cut, One Community

The One Community Earthbag Village | Concept Render – Murphy Bed Section Cut

When the bed is up, the underside displays a picture-frame design that is both decorative and functional. Decorative in that it enlivens what would otherwise be a plain surface with a pleasing design, and functional in that it also disguises a fold-down worktable large enough for two adults to be working on their laptops, one at either end, at the same time.

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The One Community Earthbag Village Section Cut | Concept Render

Click Here for more details on the Open Source Earthbag Village Furniture Page

 

2-BED CHILDREN’S OR GUEST LAYOUT

This second furniture configuration provides two single beds suitable for children (though not toddlers) up to their teenage years. Below each bed are ample storage drawers on wheels and/or gliders and, behind the bed against the wall, a built-in bookcase with adjustable shelves that takes advantage of otherwise wasted space left by the bed against the curved wall. Each child has his or her own desk with a pencil drawer and a desk chair, and together they share a chifferobe for hanging clothes and other storage. Completing the set is a ladder on casters that provides means to the loft storage above.

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The One Community Earthbag Village | Concept Render – Children’s Furniture Model

Click Here for more details on the Open Source Earthbag Village Furniture Page

 

2-BED STUDENT’S OR GUEST LAYOUT

The third furniture configuration is designed with two students in mind, ranging from high school through college or university. It is basically the same as the children’s configuration above, but it adds an additional rolling file cabinet/storage unit on wheels. It also has a folding top that opens to an approximately 2’ x 2’ table space. By placing the cabinet on wheels, students can move it anywhere in the dome for their personal use, allowing them to work on their laptops while sitting on their bed for instance.

The One Community Earthbag Village | Concept Render – Student’s Furniture Model

Click Here for more details on the Open Source Earthbag Village Furniture Page

 

TROPICAL ATRIUM GROWING AND RECREATION SPACE

The goal of the open source Tropical Atrium is to create an aesthetically pleasing and multi-functional center for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). It is designed to grow food, collect and store rainwater, recycle heat from the Earthbag Village showers, and provide a beautiful and energy efficient year-round recreation space. It will be affordable relative to its size and produce herbs and tropical fruit as part of the One Community open source botanical garden model.

Here is a 3-D interactive sharing some of the primary features of the Tropical Atrium:

Central Atrium for the Earthbag Village by One Community – Created by Gilberto Martini de Oliveira

These images show the Tropical Atrium with the fully developed planting plan and being used for a diversity of social and recreational uses.

One Community Tropical Atrium, Final Render, view looking Northeast with people added

The One Community Tropical Atrium | Concept Render – View Looking Northeast

One Community Tropical Atrium, Final Render, View looking South with People Added

The One Community Tropical Atrium | Concept Render – View Looking South

One Community Tropical Atrium, Final Render, View Looking West with People Added

The One Community Tropical Atrium | Concept Render – View Looking West

Tropical Atrium Recreation Space with Yoga Class, One Community Earthbag Village

The One Community Tropical Atrium | Concept Render – Recreation Space with Yoga Class

Click here for the Tropical Atrium open source hub with more details

 

HEAT-RECYCLING AND WATER-SAVING COMMUNITY SHOWERS

The village will also feature 4 heat-recycling and water-saving community showers. These multi-shower structures will recycle the shower water heat for pre-heating incoming water and heating the Tropical Atrium, demonstrate environmental and design elements for increasing comfort and reducing water use, and function as testing space for comparing and identifying the most user-friendly and effective water-saving shower head designs.

Communal Eco-showers for the Earthbag Village by One Community – Created by Gilberto Martini de Oliveira

Click here for the eco-shower open source hub with more details

 

VERMICULTURE HUMAN WASTE RECYCLING ECO-TOILETS

In the North side of the village will be two ultra-eco vermiculture (worm composting) solid waste processing toilet structures. These structures will demonstrate and open source indoor worm composting as an option for large-scale repurposing of human waste. They will also include a traditional septic option for people that want one and counties that need one.

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The One Community Earthbag Village Vermiculture Toilets | Concept Render – View Looking Southwest

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Vermiculture Toilet Design Overview | Click for the open source hub

Click here for the eco-shower open source hub with more details

 

NET-ZERO WATER RECYCLING BATHROOMS

In the South end of the village will be two net-zero water use toilet structures. These are called “net-zero bathrooms” because the water used for these bathrooms can be supplied entirely by rainwater collection, so the net water use will be zero.

One Community Earthbag Village Communal Shower and Net-Zero Bathroom view looking East

The One Community Earthbag Village Communal Shower and Net-Zero Bathroom | Concept Render – View Looking East

And Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 12th week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week’s focus was adding the urinals and associated piping and researching the details needed for integrating the vacuum plumbing in with the non-vacuum plumbing.

Net-Zero Bathroom Internal Look | Click for the open source hub

 Click here for the net-zero water use toilet  open source hub with more details

 

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SUMMARY

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FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS

Q: Where can I get more information about your philosophies for world change?

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Q: Will the individual units have electricity?

Yes, the individual units will have electricity. See our energy infrastructure details page for more information.

Q: How long will it take to build the entire village?

Please see the Earthbag Village Time Investment Page.

Q: Why are the living units so small?

  1. To demonstrate maximally affordable housing
  2. To demonstrate maximally space and resource efficient housing
  3. To demonstrate a size most people in other US counties will be able to build without permits
  4. The purpose of these living units is primarily for sleeping and intimacy – socialization areas, entertainment rooms, recreation space, kitchens, etc. are instead incorporated elsewhere (see the Duplicable City Center, Tropical Atrium, etc.) and the fulfilled living model and other design elements of One Community are focused on providing an unparalleled diversity of options for both active lifestyles and private spaces for retreat and relaxation

Q: If One Community is supposed to be an example community to get the mainstream interested and for others to duplicate, how will you motivate people to live in low-tech residences like earthbag houses? 

We expect the lifestyle One Community provides will be the primary motivator (initially). The Duplicable City Center also caters to those wanting a more “high-tech” living environment. The Straw Bale Village (Pod 2) is also a much more high-tech approach.

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Q: How much will it cost to build the entire village?

Please see the materials list and cost analysis page for these details.

Q: How far will individual units be from the Duplicable City Center Hub (dining and recreation hall)?

The Earthbag Village will be built within a 10-minute relaxed walk of the Duplicable City Center.

Q: What is the bathroom and shower to living-unit ratio, and how far are they from the homes?

For this seventy-two unit village there are 24 bathroom stalls and 20 showers built into the layout. The units the farthest away from the showers are about 120 ft (36.58 m) away. The units the farthest away from the bathrooms are about 150 ft (45.72 m) away.

Q: Why is the village designed to fit on only 1 acre?

With the growing population of the planet, we see maximizing space efficiency as an essential component of sustainability. From a Highest Good society perspective, we also see people choosing to live closely together versus distancing themselves as a growth and communication opportunity. Other reasons for this choice include:

  • Makes replication easier
  • Reduces environmental impact
  • Lowers costs for energy and plumbing infrastructure
  • Lowers costs for road infrastructure needed for fire code
  • Maximizes space for food forest creation and other purposes
  • Places all homes closer to the communal bathrooms and showers
  • For properties (like ours) that are zoned agricultural and commercial, property taxes are based on the specific use of the land. The higher the agricultural-use to residential-use ratio, the lower property taxes will be

Q: How will privacy be addressed with the dome clusters being so close together?

Privacy will be addressed primarily through grouping of like-minded people and communication with each other. The domes construction also makes them very good for containing sound and easy to make private by pulling shades. It is also important to note that additional private spaces, socialization spaces, and recreation spaces are all within a short walk.

Q: How do persons living in poverty go about building the communities that One Community suggests?

Our goal is to keep bringing the prices down for those who want to build with their own funds while also providing enough financial benefit for investors so that they’ll fund building them also. Both cases will provide opportunity for those who have nothing but time and labor to contribute.

Q: What were the initial inspirations for these designs?

With 7 villages to be designed, and a desire for artistic and unique appearances that also had a deeper relationship to the purpose/intent of each village, we drew inspiration from the 7-chakra system from Hinduism and Tantric Buddhism and the Japanese 5-elements philosophy.

Note: One Community does not endorse or subscribe to any one spiritual philosophy. You can read more about our philosophy on spirituality and religion on our Spirituality Page

The Earthbag Village was designed thinking of the Root (1st) Chakra from Hinduism and Tantric Buddhism and the Earth Element (“chi” & “tsuchi”) from the Japanese 5-elements philosophy. These ideas coincided with the earth building material and the focus of maximal affordability and durability. The associated color of “red” helped develop the color palette for this village and we further aligned, diversified, and distinguished the purpose and intent of the village by looking at One Community’s core values and focusing on the values of Highest Good for AllOpen Source, Sustainability, and Community.

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Earthbag Village Color Palette – Click for High-Resolution PDF

To further share the design process for this village, here are some of the initial renders and design drawings:

CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE

Initial drawing and renders by Douglas Simms Stenhouse, Architect and Water Color Artist

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Aerial Rendering of Pod 1

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Earthbag Construction Village Original Layout Design (no 6-dome clusters)

Pod 1 Perspective Rendering Viewed from the Perimeter

Tropical Atrium Concept Sun Calculation, One Community

Tropical Atrium Initial Drawings and Sun Calculations – Click to Enlarge

Initial renders by Devin Porter (3D Graphics Design Specialist) and Bupesh Seethala (Architectural Drafter & Designer)

Earthbag Village with Sketchup Plants

Complete Earthbag Village Layout with Palm Tree Planting Plan

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Earthbag Village with Palm Tree Planting Plan

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Earthbag Village Central Ring with Palm Tree Planting Plan

Initial furniture design by Philip Gill, Interior and Furniture Designer and Owner of Philip Gill Design

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Fold-up Murphy Bed for Maximum Space Efficiency – Click to Enlarge

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Shared Room Furniture Designs, Another Image of the Murphy Bed, and the Murphy Bed in a Dome Showing the Loft

Net-zero toilet designs by Samuel Soroaster, Permaculturalist, Sustainable Builder, PhD, and founder of Green New World

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Vermiculture Toilet, Net-zero Toilet, and Communal Shower Locations – Click for the Open Source Hub

 

CONSULTANTS ON THE EARTHBAG VILLAGE DESIGN

Adolpho MaiaMechanical Engineering Student
Alena ThompsonMechanical Engineer
Amauri Tavares
Bachelors of Science and Technology and Aerospace Engineering Student
Amira Kessem
: Mechanical Engineering Student in Israel
Ana Flavia Almeida: Architecture and Urban Planning Student
Antonio ZambiancoCivil Engineering Student
Ashwini RameshCivil Engineer and Project Manager
Beatriz Michel RochaMechanical Engineering Student
Betty Lenora
: Earthbuilding Instructor and Author
Biko Casini: Sustainable Building Expert, Permaculturalist, and Journeyman Mason
Bupesh Seethala: Architectural Drafter & Designer, BS Electrical Engineering
Christian OjedaMechatronic Engineer
Da Ku: Mechanical Engineer (www.kudakk.com)
Dennis Wohlfeil: Earth Builder, Sustainable Technologies Expert, and administrator of  TerraForm.org
Devin Porter: 3D Graphics Design Specialist
Diogo RozadaCivil Engineering Student Specializing in Hydraulics
Doug Pratt: Solar Systems Design Engineer (see our Energy Infrastructure Hub)
Douglas Simms Stenhouse
: Architect and Water Color Artist
Eric Puro: Sustainable Builder and Co-founder of ThePOOSH.org
Erika Yumi TamashiroArchitecture and Urban Design Student
Fernando CarvalhoMechanical Engineering Student
Fernando RemolinaIndustrial Engineer specializing in Project Management
Gabriel MadeiraIndustrial Design Student with a Technical in Graphic Design
Gilberto Martini de Oliveira3D Animation Design Student
Israel SilvaElectrical Engineering Student
Izadora CarvalhoCivil Engineering Student
Jorge Antonio RicardoMechanical Engineering Student
Lin XuMechanical Engineer
Matheus ManfrediniCivil Engineering Student specializing in Urban Design
Mayke BalbinoArchitecture and Urban Design Student
Mike Creedy: Earthbuilder and Electrical Engineer (FloridaDomeHome.com)
Philip Gill: Interior and Furniture Designer and Owner of Philip Gill Design
Renata MaeharaCivil Engineering Student and AutoCAD Drafter
Robert Seton: Solar Design Engineer and Owner of Solar Hybrid Design
Ron Payne: Mechanical Engineer and HVAC / Thermal Designer
Sal Rubio: Industrial Designer 
Samuel Soroaster: Permaculturalist, Sustainable Builder, PhD, and founder of Green New World
Sayonara Batista de OliveiraArchitecture and Urban Planning Student
Scott Howard: Sustainable Building Expert and Owner of Earthen Hand Natural Building
Scott Thomas and the Shadow Ridge Signature Architecture Program
Shadi KennedyArtist and Graphic Designer
Sheng XuMechanical Engineer
Song DongM.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Welma Nascimento: Chemical Engineering Student

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