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Tue Mar 7, 2017, 10:48 PM

Air Crete homes

Ran into this on youtube and thought it was pretty cool:

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Reply Air Crete homes (Original post)
mrwordsworth Mar 2017 OP
TexMex Mar 2017 #1
mrwordsworth Mar 2017 #3
TexMex Mar 2017 #4
Scary Red Mar 2017 #2

Response to mrwordsworth (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 11:20 PM

1. That would fit right in in Taos NM

 

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Looks interesting. Needs rebar/steel mesh imo. Otherwise looks pretty good. He's right about using arches to create flat interior walls. I've been inside round and geodesic homes and all curved walls really suck for placement of beds, cabinets, furniture etc...

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Response to TexMex (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 12:52 AM

3. I've never been in one

But I could imagine the challenges of little things like a sink, shower etc. It's very cool though especially if it holds up to weather.

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Response to mrwordsworth (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 09:26 AM

4. One other thought

 

It sounds like his cost estimates assume you can DIY 100% of the required labor. Having worked construction and done lots of diy projects, I'd say that's a pretty optimistic assumption. Especially for masonry & concrete work, as it's heavy back breaking labor.

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Response to mrwordsworth (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 11:50 PM

2. That is way cool! Wonder how it fits in with Northeast building codes?

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