Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Slow Beginning on the Eco-Dome

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We were supposed to begin construction on the Eco-Dome this morning with a staff of 15. Of course when we arrived there were 11. We lost one of our very good younger men and he was replaced with 2 men … Continue reading

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Baby Taj is Complete!

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We are very happy to have finished the structure of the first dome which was nicknamed Baby Taj. Let me give you some of the details. It is 10′ in diameter with an 18″ spring line. This makes the total … Continue reading

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Nearly Finished!

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We were delayed this morning due to a mistake on the placement of the door form. It needed to be moved in approximately one foot which was a nearly impossible chore. Lesson learned. Always double check your form placement. We … Continue reading

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Moving Along at a Good Pace!

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Today was a very productive day. Our staff really got into a rhythm and we finished 4 layers of bag on the 10′ dome. We should finish by this Friday. The other crew who was working on the foundation for … Continue reading

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Ever Tip a Tractor?

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Today was a very interesting day to say the least. After returning to the site from lunch we raised the buttress up another two rows and then a tractor showed up to deliver some foundry sand. We were watching the … Continue reading

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Installing the Door Form

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Things are finally moving forward here. Today was a bit slow due to some details we had to deal with on the door form but all is well. The young men who we are teaching Superadobe construction to were not … Continue reading

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Laying Bag Has Begun!

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After nearly 3 1/2 months of delays we have finally begun laying some bag in India! Unfortunately it is hovering around 100 degrees now and will only be getting hotter. For the sake of efficiency, and staying alive, we are … Continue reading

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