Welcome To Eco Domes Africa
Eco Domes Africa is a non-profit earth building project committed to empowering communities through education and development of Super-adobe (Earthbag Building) and CED (Compressed Earth Block) Technology.
We are using non-toxic, natural and recycled materials to build Eco Domes TYRES PLASTIC BOTTLES BARBED WIRE GLASS BOTTLES DEFECTIVE BRICKS & TILES PALLETS
Fire is a serious hazard in shack settlements in South Africa. It has been argued that "On average in South Africa over the last five years there are ten shack fires a day with someone dying in a shack fire every other day. In 2011, 151 were reported to have been killed in shack fires in Cape Town. It was reported that in 2014 that 2090 people burned to death in the Gauteng province, "many of them in shack fires that sweep through informal settlements"
The arch is the strongest form in architecture and has been used in building for thousands of years. A dome is simply an arch rotated 180 degrees. SuperAdobe is extremely well-suited for building arches, domes and vaults, and SuperAdobe domes are extremely strong structures. They have passed California earthquake code tests, and withstood a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Nepal.
SuperAdobe structures therefore apply tree-free approaches to construction. Instead of felling trees to build houses, adobe buildings use mud and soil instead. The same method can build silos, clinics, schools, landscaping elements, or infrastructure like dams, cisterns, roads, bridges, and can be used for stabilizing shorelines and watercourses.
ONLY Basic Materials Needed: EARTH (FREE) Synthetic, low UV (ultra-violet) resistant degradable sand bags Four-point, two strand, galvanized barbed wire Shovels Tampers Soil & Water
TESLA Solar Roof The sun provides more than enough energy in just one hour to supply our planet’s energy needs for an entire year. Your home can capture this free, abundant energy source through rooftop solar tiles, turning sunlight into electricity for immediate use or storage in a Powerwall battery.
Evolvin Community Hub and Hotel
Eco Dome Housing Prototypes
Langbos Children's Center
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.
CEB (Compressed Earth Block)
CEB (Compressed Earth Block)
A compressed earth block (CEB), also known as a pressed earth block or a compressed soil block, is a building material made primarily from damp soil compressed at high pressure to form blocks. Compressed earth blocks use a mechanical press to form blocks out of an appropriate mix of fairly dry inorganic subsoil, non-expansive clay and aggregate. If the blocks are stabilized with a chemical binder such as Portland cement they are called compressed stabilized earth block (CSEB) or stabilized earth block (SEB). Typically, around 3,000 psi (21 MPa) is applied in compression, and the original soil volume is reduced by about half.