Here's a link to the wofati. Well insulated. I haven't made one, but I imagine that the dome shape would help with the wind. And then you could plant a windbreaker.
https://richsoil.com/wofati.jsp Good luck!
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There are many questions to be covered and some facts known.
- Nothing will be labour easy
- Steel has great strength and little insulating properties.
- Steel is often good value because its weight to strength factor is high and its generally easier to handle than timber logs. without special equipment
- Earth covered houses work best on a south facing slope that drops lower than the proposed floor level of the house.
- Floor needs to be drained to a lower point away from the house
- Bobcats to move earth do it very efficiently at a reasonable price c.w. by hand
- Allow maybe 3 years part time to finish any house
Will you be near a population base to get recycled materials from?
Do you have any skills?
Will you get a ute as we call them in Australia [ pickup in NA]?
What size are you proposing?
What heating do you have in mind?
Build your driveway first so nobody gets bogged and you waste heaps of time
What energy source do you have in mind?
Is length of time to complete an issue?
John Daley Bendigo, Australia
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