Christopher Steen wrote:Hello,
I think interconnected small circle floorplans make the most sense in eb domes.
If you're roofing, then you have more flexibility. study room design and look over at balewatch.com or earthbag floorplans, print a few out, discuss with your family, evolve for your situation and then come back. If you are gonna bag all your walls, then consider having a bunch of that thermal mass buffered from exterior walls. Y'all want roof insulation, btw.
Need more info about your family, lifestyle, etc to truly help designing too. Building is a commitment, spend lots of time on designing. Its important. Might wanna check out "pattern language" from the library, for a breakdown on design. Give your kitchen more attention. Also, if you can find some materials first, you can easily build to suit. A practice building, like a useful material storage shed/shady break spot would be wise. Construction requires labor, no matter the method, but EB is hard rewarding work, don't under estimate it.
You have decent soil on site?
Distance to rice hulls?Children's age? Budget & timeframe? Consider how you would build the roof. And something more conventional would blend and sell better out there.
& personally, I favor domes if they make sense.
If you want a sense of round room size, scratch different diameters in the dirt, mark it well so that its visible. Lay out cardboard, whatever for built ins and furniture. Discuss and evolve. As long as you don't crowd the floor plan and have a decent height, the completed round room Will feel a bit bigger than your exercise. Or check out the inside of a grain bin. or monolithic if you pass by fw.