Let’s createÂ the Regenerative Home.Â With this proposal, we are raising funds to showcase technologies for homes that areÂ ecological, affordable, and appropriateÂ for these times.Â We will build the second prototype this summer in Colorado (earlier version shown in the intro video). Throughout the construction we will document in film and photography. The building plans will be available this year online for $10. Plus, in a subsequent fundraising effort next year, we will assemble an online documentary film about the process so others can learn from and recreate these ideas.
The movie above shows you what theÂ HiperadobeÂ (a type of Earthbag) earthen wall systemÂ looks like in action. The Regenerative Home design uses the hiperadobe system for the walls, and anÂ ancient NubianÂ adobe vaultÂ method to enclose the space. This was used by humanitarian architect Hassan Fathy. It is still popularÂ todayÂ in many countries because itÂ minimizes the use of wood by replacing it with earth, andÂ is very durable. Similar adobe vaults that are thousands of years old still stand today.Â The Regenerative Home uses this age-old roofing technique with additional reinforcement to ensure safety and longevity. (Fund here)