Category Archives: The India Project

Completed Eco-Dome in India

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I received an email recently from the AVANI Organization in India. I was working on a project there in 2013 and built two domes for a new housing and educational center. We only built only the structures and they were … Continue reading

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Beating the Monsoon and Goodbye to India

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Well, we finished the Eco-dome in the nick of time and barely beat the monsoon. There is a 3 foot oculus at the top of the dome waiting for the skylight to be fabricated and installed which will happen after … Continue reading

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Domin’ n’ Swalin’

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We were hit with a deluge while working. It stopped us for a couple of days as we were not prepared and all of our materials were soaked. It came out of nowhere. Just to give you an idea, the … Continue reading

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

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On our day off from building we installed some bamboo scaffolding which is working out quite well and cost nearly nothing. We finally received the lancet arch forms for the top of the interior doors and also got those installed. … Continue reading

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Day #10

We just finished our 10th day on the Eco-Dome and it is really starting to take shape. James and Xavier caught “the bug” again and James has been laid up for 2 days. I won’t get into the gory details … Continue reading

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Looking Good

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Today was a bit slower than earlier in the week, it was Friday and I think everyone was just plain tired. Some of the staff spend all day sifting the soil as it is full of soft rock which weakens … Continue reading

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A Dome is Rising

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We installed the window forms this morning and then got to work doing some bagging. We nearly finished two layers again today but had to rebuild our shade structure at the end of the day. The tarp that we made … Continue reading

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Getting Our Rhythm

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Today was the first day that we completed 2 full layers. By the end of the day we were all very tired but I am glad that we have sped things up a bit. The height compasses for the 4 … Continue reading

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Making Some Serious Progress

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Things seem to be moving along at a fair pace and I am optimistic that we will beat the monsoon. We finally have a pretty good size staff although they work much slower than we do and it always seems … Continue reading

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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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