Category Archives: Superadobe Dome with Attached Greenhouse Prototype

Superadobe Dome with Attached Greenhouse 15 (Greenhouse)

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Once Saji and Rachel returned we were able to nearly finish the greenhouse in one day. I underestimated the amount of hardware necessary to attach the panels so the last two pieces for the walls will have to wait until … Continue reading

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Superadobe Dome with Attached Greenhouse 14 (Greenhouse)

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Rachel and Saji went on a 3 day trek in the mountains so I have been working alone. I got quite a bit finished but it definitely wore me out not having an extra hand around. I installed the door … Continue reading

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Superadobe Dome with Attached Greenhouse 13 (Plaster)

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Everything is speeding up rapidly as we near the finish line. We completed plastering the greenhouse, the buttresses, and got quite a bit finished on the dome itself. Most people plaster domes with a flat surface but we will not … Continue reading

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Superadobe Dome with Attached Greenhouse 12 (Windows)

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After being told that including rubber trim with the glass was going to double the price I decided to figure it out for myself. I remembered that a friend who had returned to the states recently had left some motorcycle … Continue reading

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Superadobe Dome with Attached Greenhouse 11 (Windows)

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Big day today. We worked on getting the plastering done in the window area to be ready to install the glass tomorrow. Previously we had installed the glass forms. They are slightly leaning outward at the top so light will … Continue reading

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Superadobe Dome with Attached Greenhouse 10 (Plaster)

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The dome is rapidly taking shape as we dive into the finish work. We have a sifting station set up and are preparing materials for our plasters. The interior of the dome now has its plaster mostly applied and is … Continue reading

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Superadobe Dome with Attached Greenhouse 9 (Plaster and Clay Paint Recipe)

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While we were sifting sand and soil for the final plastering on the interior of our new Superadobe dome, I made up a small test batch of the clay paint that I was considering. There are 3 colors of clay … Continue reading

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Superadobe Dome with Attached Greenhouse 8

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Oh man, we are getting so close! We have rough plastered the lip which will drain water off of the top of the dome and onto the greenhouse roof. The structure of the greenhouse is finished and only needs the … Continue reading

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Superadobe Dome with Attached Greenhouse 7

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The finish work is always the fun part and very fulfilling. We finally installed the last two posts for the greenhouse. So close to being finished! There was a lot of chiseling and shimming to do to get the main … Continue reading

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Superadobe Dome with Attached Greenhouse 5

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Things are really taking shape. Today, we finished the framework for the greenhouse roof and got it installed with the first 4 posts. We also finished the floating desk and got the first two coats of sealant onto it. Next, … Continue reading

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