User:Dorkmo/Ideas/Microhouse Earth Lodge

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small house utilizing a CEB arch covered with dirt.

sand would be used to build on top of and is then removed.


  • short outer vertical CEB walls are put in place
  • plastic water barrier placed on the outside
  • sand is put in between the walls
  • dirt is put on the outside of the walls
  • sand is added above the height of the walls
  • brick arch is begun, sand is added as needed under bricks to support
  • plastic water barrier placed over the arch
  • dirt placed over arch
  • sand pumped out with air?

Potential Advantages

  • only uses onsite building materials
  • utilizes lifetrac and ceb press


native american earth lodges