Charoset Charoset – alkali activated cements dry ash, from wood (especially palm fronds) alkaline plus dry calcined clay (clay contains alumina silicate).   Farago G’day Sunburn I guess you looked up what a calciner is, but in case you haven’t … Continue reading

FAQ FAQ’s Most Frequently Asked Questions about Breathing Wall Building Syndrome 1. What is meant by a breathing wall? A breathing wall is one that allows outside cold winter air to mix with warm air inside the wall cavity providing … Continue reading


Domes/Rectangles A rectangular structure is built of walls, which are vertical, and a roof. The roof acts as an umbrella, keeping most (not wind-blown) moisture off the walls, windows and doors. A dome is all roof; water, including mists or … Continue reading

Dome Homes and Communities Thomas Edward Lawrence wrote, “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day [believing] that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous … Continue reading

Methods of Dome Construction by Raunekk (28,884 pts ), Edited by Lamar Stonecypher Published on Dec 29, 2009 Dome construction, an integral part of ancient and religious buildings, is now used even in constructing home residences. So how are these domes built? Find … Continue reading

Earthbag Home

Earthbag Home Lessons learned thus far: 1. Less Labor, more equipment. Labor intensive systems do not work when one man is doing all the building. While these earthbuilding/alternative systems are inexpensive, they are near impossible to do without a small … Continue reading

Strawbale house

Strawbale house Straw-bale info Myths and FAQ’s Wont you get mice in your walls? This is one question I often get asked by people when I say I am building a strawbale home. They screw up their nose and … Continue reading