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Do you want a small earthbag hobbit house? Here a list of small domes to get inspired.

The Webpage on https://earthbagbuilding.com/projects/smalldomes.htm showcases various small dome projects that utilize earthbag construction. The projects range from emergency shelters to meditation spaces, and from garden sheds to multi-purpose farmstead structures and even hobbit houses.

Some of the highlighted projects include Riceland, a 14′ diameter earthbag/papercrete dome that could serve as a model for emergency shelters, and a 20-foot diameter Meditation Dome built in Taiwan for Buddhist monks. The site also features the Low-Cost Multipurpose Minibuilding, which can serve as a storage shed or cool pantry above ground, or as a root cellar or storm shelter below ground. Other projects include the Hermit’s Dome, the OM Dome, and the Earthbag Domes of Akio Inoue of Tenri University, Japan. The site emphasizes the cost-effectiveness, simple construction methods, and durability of earthbag construction.

Here summarized list – you can finde more Info, Plans & Links on their website.

  1. Riceland: A 14′ diameter earthbag/papercrete dome that could serve as a model for emergency shelters, cabins, studios, garden sheds, etc.
  2. Low-Cost Multipurpose Minibuilding: A multi-purpose garden structure that can serve as a storage shed or cool pantry above ground, or as a root cellar or storm shelter below ground.
  3. Meditation Dome: A 20 foot diameter dome built in Taiwan for Buddhist monks.
  4. The Hermit’s Dome: An emergency shelter built out of sandbags.
  5. A Meditation Kiva: A 9-foot 6-inch diameter flexible form rammed earth structure for meditation purposes.
  6. Honey House: Built by Kaki Hunter and Doni Kiffmeyer using “Flexible Form Rammed Earth”.
  7. The OM Dome: Inspired by a beach in Thailand and the use of woven poly bags filled with sand.
  8. EarthDome House: A simple, partially subterranean adobe-in-a-bag (aka earthbag) 12 foot circular structure built at Terrasante Village.
  9. Earthbag Domes of Akio Inoue: Built on the campus of Tenri University, Japan, and in other locations.
  10. A 4 meter diameter dome built at a sustainability education center in Australia.
  11. Angel’s Dome: Built in Mexico using volcanic stone as fill material.
  12. Murrong Gunya (sand house): A sand bag dome built at a significant Aboriginal heritage site on the beach at Sandon Point south of Sydney, Australia.
  13. A Little Dome in Durban, South Africa.
  14. Four Dome Cottages in Thailand.
  15. QUSAYR AL-JAWASREH: A Community Center for the Al-Jawasreh Village, located in South Shounah near the Dead Sea in Jordan.
  16. New Zealand Hermitage: An earthbag dome sauna.
  17. A hut: 8′ in diameter and stands over 7′ high inside at the center.
  18. An earthbag model dome: Part of the ISEGERO village in Eastern Uganda.
  19. A small dome built during a 9-day workshop held in Thames, New Zealand.

 

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