Ecoshell Dome Homes
Lasts for Generations
Imagine if you could build a home for someone, it would be disaster resistant to earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, tornados, termites and even wartime.
Imagine if you could build a home for someone that could last for hundreds of years with minimal maintenance.
Imagine if you could help fight poverty, and start giving people a safe, secure, practical and comfortable place to raise their families.
Imagine if you could build these homes for about 1/3 the cost of a regular home.. would you?
I have been fascinated with dome homes for many many years. Their durability and disaster proofness (not really a word) has had me thinking and wondering about them, why aren’t more people building them?
Lack of education about them must be the only reason…
Now we can build someone who is living under a piece of plastic, a real house that will last for them, their children, and their children’s children, for generations to come.
We have found the Monolithic Ecoshell dome home.
We are now shipping our first airform and supplies down to Nicaragua that will be starting to get this dream into a reality.
Below are links to websites, videos and material I have gleaned my info from. Feel free to investigate further yourself.
- Monolithic Ecoshell dome homes.
- Monolithic ecoshell 1 dome explained (the one we are starting with – a 20′ one.)
- This site goes over all the benefits and shows how the dome was tested.
- Construction requirements for dome ecoshell vs traditional house.
- How strong are domes? – extensive testing done.
Great videos explaining all about it.
How To Build An Ecoshell Dome.
Heres a simplified version of the process.
You need all the normal things for building with concrete construction. The same tools are needed for building forms, mixing and applying concrete, etc.
There are a few things you need that are specific to ecoshell dome construction.
- You need the airform, you choose the one that fits closest to your needs.
- Air blower to blow up the airform.
- Rebar or substitute. (Basalt is preferred as it doesn’t rust, is twice as strong and weights 1/8 the weight of steel rebar.)
Basic Building Steps
- Choose area and level and prep.
- Make forms and pour the floor and footing (use normal rebar – or basalt if salt is an issue.)
- Connect airform to the poured floor and blowup airform.
- Set the door and window forms against the airform.
- Apply concrete to airform.
- Put basalt rebar over the first layer of concrete.
- Apply second layer of concrete.
- Remove airform.
That is a basic rough ecoshell built.
Please contact me with any questions or ideas you might have.
This post will be updated with more info as I get it
Last Edit June 15 2019