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Man Builds Two Tiny Earth Dome Homes for $10k

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In this post I’m excited for you to meet Phil McCabe of Solscape Eco Retreat who we have thanks to Bryce and his team over at Living Big in a Tiny House in New Zealand. Phil and his partner are showing us their two tiny earth dome homes which were built for only $10k and total just 107 square feet each (about 10 square meters).

They were built using earth bag construction over at Solscape which is an eco model community that has been there for almost 12 years now. Their goal is to design and develop models of sustainable living so people like you and me can visit and experience them. These tiny dome homes have fun features like wine bottle windows and 360 panoramic views in a loft with meditation space below. You’ve really just got to see it in the video below to grasp it all.

Two Tiny Earth Dome Homes Built for Only $10k


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You can see earth bag building in action below…

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Video: Tour & Interview with Tiny Earth Dome Homes Owner/Builder

Learn more: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/stunning-earth-domes-solscape/

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • alan
    July 13, 2014, 12:32 pm

    this takes on the flintstone look.

  • Brian
    July 13, 2014, 2:06 pm

    Very innovative and attractive tiny home. Shall look forward to seeing one with bathroom and living space as outlined in the video. Cheers from Kiwi in Australia.

  • Marsha Cowan
    July 13, 2014, 4:07 pm

    These are so spectacular! The fact that such beauty and stability can be had for just $5000 each is amazing. Great craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing this!

  • TomLeeM
    July 13, 2014, 9:02 pm

    I think that is really nice.

    I think it is a human size version of a Smurf house.

  • Ken McCaskill
    July 13, 2014, 11:44 pm

    Love it! Totally trippy! But I don’t smoke that stuff any more!

  • Patrick
    July 14, 2014, 4:34 am

    I like the appearance of the completed structures and idea of earth bag construction. I just don’t see the financial benefit here. A well-insulated, stick-build structure of larger proportions and more functional layout could be built for the same amount or less money than one of these earth domes. Which surprises me, as I always thought earth bag construction would be considerably cheaper than going with conventional means.

  • Glema
    July 15, 2014, 5:55 pm

    Good to have alternative styles for divisive peoples. God bless thanks for sharing. Happy trails.

  • Mark
    May 13, 2015, 8:03 pm

    .. Like .. especially the loft space ..

  • Susanne
    May 13, 2015, 11:25 pm

    Wonder why they did not decide on a straw bale house instead…

  • A.C.
    June 10, 2015, 12:54 am

    Cute huts, love the top loft. The neat windows give it tons of character. Reminds me of a hobbit house! Charming

  • Gigi
    May 13, 2016, 8:55 pm

    I love earthbag homes for their thick walls. These look more like they were built with earth hoses.

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