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These design concepts are based on our principle building pattern of a 3m x 3m 'shed'.

In these images on the jump, you will see that these structures are made for a specific thickness of wall.
This is based around Compressed Earth Bricks (CEB for short), which have a width of 150mm.
You can modify these to suit your design principles if you aren't building with CEB... For example, it would work very well for Earthbags or Adobe.

At this point these are the only specialized structures that require internal walls. Most every other structure that we will have should be an open 3m x 3m 'shed' plan.

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[This design is our favourite]

Read more for our other designs...

 

Here are our other designs for the Bathroom.

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As you can see above there is a mix between a 2 door design and a single door design. We had wanted to stick with a single door as to minimize the work needed to get it up and running. But it quickly came apparent that the design options and space available were really limited as we needed a common access hall.
We moved to a double door design as it alleviated the common hall access. With that, it opened up a lot more space to work with. Plus it also closed off the possible 'mistake' of entrance issues if you gender split the rooms.

 

Now here is our single design concept of a dual Toilet and Laundry concept structure.

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We ran into a design issue with this structure as it incorporates a popular humanure wheelie bin concept. We found that Milkwood had a very nice wheelie bin composting toilet design and we decided to adapt it somewhat.
This design allows the builder to take two different implementation paths if they decide to go through with it.


ONE: Build as designed on a flat surface which has an elevated internal floor of 600mm. This accommodates for the height difference in the 240L wheelie bins.
TWO: If there is a slope to build with or excavation isn't a logistical issue, the builder can sink the structure 600mm in the ground to have the internal floor at ground level.

Both options have their pro's and con's so the builder will have to weigh up what their comfortable with.

Major note about these designs is that they don't feature a roof at all... This isn't a design feature, just me merely not having designed the roof concept that I want.

Basically the roof concept will be an elevated gabled roof that has a 100mm - 200mm gab between the wall and the eve... This should allow air flow and ensure the rooms don't get too hot or humid in operation.
The roof structure will ideally have clay tiles or wood shingles. There will be a drainage runoff that will collect rain water to feed back into the 'shed' as a usable water source.

Runoff from the filled water reservoirs will then feed into other rain water tanks.

Once the designs are finalized and are 'build ready', we will release the Google Sketchup files for others to look over and modify at their will.

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