ANYONE CAN BUILD
The whole family should be able to build together, men and women, from grandma to the youngest child. We have spent many years researching how to make the process simpler and easier. There should be no heavy lifting or backaches, no expensive equipment, and a flexible and fast construction. The bags are filled in place on the wall using small pots like coffee cans, or even kitchen utensils. You can build alone or as a group.
SuperAdobe is a form of earth bag architecture developed by architect and CalEarth founder Nader Khalili. Using long sandbags (“SuperAdobe Bags”), barbed wire, on-site earth and a few tools, Khalili devised a revolutionary building system that integrates traditional earth architecture with contemporary global safety requirements, and passes severe earthquake code tests in California.
This technology has been published by NASA, endorsed by the United Nations, featured in countless world media outlets, and awarded the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2004. It comes from years of meditation, hands-on research and development. Inspired by traditional earth architecture in the deserts of Iran and adapted for modern usage. Simplified so that anyone can build.
HOW IT WORKS
Long or short sandbags are filled with moistened earth and arranged in layers or long coils. Strands of barbed wire are placed between each layer of sandbag to act as both mortar and reinforcement. Stabilizers such as cement, lime, or asphalt emulsion may be added. Similar to how a potter stacks coils of clay to make a vessel, builders stack coils of earth for make a structure.
The SuperAdobe building system can be used for structural arches, domes and vaults, or conventional rectilinear shapes. The same method can build silos, landscaping elements, or infrastructure like dams, cisterns, roads, bridges, and for stabilizing shorelines and watercourses.
The most common reasons families choose to invest in a small kit homes includes:
• Reduction of carbon footprint
• Decreased maintenance
• Little or no debt
• Lower house prices
• No council approvals
• Cheaper than a larger home
Tiny Blox is revolutionising the tiny house movement with DIY kit style pre-designed tiny home kits shipped directly to your door.
Tiny Blox has been growing steadily over the last decade with fulfilling the need for smaller, inexpensive, luxury houses. The Tiny Homes Movement is proof of that, Tiny Homes are back in Vogue 🙂
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Kit homes have seen a rise in popularity in recent years due to their stylish designs, energy-efficiency and affordability. In addition, kit homes allow home owners to take part in their property’s construction, which can be a satisfying experience for many.
A kit home can be most simply defined as a home where most of the major components such as the framing is prefabricated in a factory and then delivered to your site where it is assembled. It is like putting a large “kit” together thus the name. The frame of the kit home is made from either treated pine or steel, depending on the design of the house, your personal preference, and your overall budget.
A kit home is designed and partially manufactured off site and then all the materials are delivered by truck to the construction site for assembly. Some kits have parts that will need to be cut and trimmed on site.
iBuild kit homes offers over 50 designs including many great kit home and granny flat designs. Our stylish collection ranges from one-bedroom cabins, two-bedroom granny flats, through to two-storey family homes with up to five bedrooms.
We have the design expertise and intelligent technology to ensure your plan matches your dream technology to ensure your plan matches your dream – exactly.