Been a Long long time sence my last post here. I want to try a Different approach to building a eco shell that uses Mounded rock and gravel , shaped well , and Covered with a thick mill plastic sheeting. The rebar will stand off the plastic with treated lumber and adding concrete on it in stages, Building up from the bottom . The shells I want to build are Quanset shape with open ends, 12 foot high and 16 foot wide, maybe 24 foot long .
Once the concrete is cured, excavate the rock and plastic out to be reused on another quanset . Easy to do with open ends and a backhoe . The end exterior walls can be anything . I plan to use large cedar logs of about 1 foot dia, native to the property. The concrete will be formed into a arched reinforced beam on each end of the shell providing a lip . A layer of tar and thick roof rubber membrane will cover the concrete ,with A layer of cement board over that , then one foot of dirt and sod will cover the roof center and fan out from the side walls to berm .
There will be a solar gain grate room ( green house ) that joins the first quanset to the second by the end wall junction . Each Quanset added on will have a "green house" junction of post and beam . One junction will contain a Small indoor pool .
This "green house" Junction can allow the Quansets to be in line, or 90 degrees from the other . Or the whole complex drawing a arc shape . Each Quanset will house 2 rooms, Kitchen & Living , 2 bed rooms with center bath , Utility and garage .