Dave Dahlsrud wrote:I dug a trench down another foot or so through the middle of my beds
Dave Dahlsrud wrote: I couldn’t wait to plant stuff… just had to do it!
Will Scoggins wrote:A lot of good ideas. IF you are still wanting to do a complete, traditional greenhouse, I would suggest that any structural members that are going to touch the hugel should be made of stone, block, or concrete. this would increase thermal mass, and alleviate rotting concerns.
chad Christopher wrote:If you want to experiment, go for it. Simple solution is permanent posts in the center of the mound, Mulching and adding matter can supplement shrinkage, I'd be more concerned on how to keep the glazing tight, not sinking structures. A hugel-bermed permanent wall makes more sense, but kinda defies that point of not building a wall. Maybe a bioshelter is your thing? http://bioshelter.com/
Yeah! This as well. I was just thinking posts for hugelhouse...
chad Christopher wrote:In my travels in central america, I have seen entire multistory hotels build out of nothing but rebar and hand mixed concrete, from beach sand and pebbles. ....locally sourced.