Eco Domes Africa
Eco Domes Africa is a non-profit earth building project
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 dedicated to becoming the change we want to see in the world, presenting a new model of thinking when it comes to sustainable housing, of abundance, of empowerment in the knowledge that we have the ability to solve these massive social issues which face our people.
We are empowering communities through education and development of earth building technology using building methods with abundant materials at a low cost to provide safe structures, designed in harmony with the environment.
We want to make a difference in creating a new model to help solve the housing crisis and the terrible conditions people endure in South Africa and the world. We are also taking earth building technology into the future with integrated biogas/solar energy, grey and black water systems to manage waste reducing the need for dependancy on infrastructures that may not exist
"We believe shelter and food are human rights and everyone should be able to build themselves a house and know how to grow food."
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)
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.
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