Eco-Friendly “AirCrete” Dome Home Built for Under $9000 Dollars

March 11, 2020 at 11:19 pm




AirCrete homes can be built at a fraction of the cost of a normal home and can be molded into all kinds of cool shapes!

AirCrete is much lighter and easier to work with than concrete and much more eco-friendly.

 




AirCrete is a light-weight, low-cost building material made by injecting super foamy soap into a cement slurry.


Air bubbles suspended in the mixture make it lighter and easier to work with than conventional concrete, but it’s still just as strong and durable.

DomeGaia founder Hajjar Gibran thinks AirCrete is one of the best building materials in the world, saying:

“It is waterproof, fireproof, and insect proof. It offers good thermal and acoustic insulation. It will not rot, warp, or corrode. Unlike concrete which is hard, heavy, cold and difficult to work with, AirCrete is easy to work with. It dries overnight and can be cut, carved, drilled and shaped with wood-working tools. It accepts nails and screws and is easily repaired. It has good compressive strength to make excellent foundations, subfloors, building blocks, poured walls, domes or whatever. It can be molded or formed into practically any shape.”

It’s not only easier to work with, it’s easier on your pocket book. According to Gibran, it cuts construction costs “by a factor of 10” when compared to traditional homes.

That’s because it uses a fifth of the natural resources – sand, limestone and clay – used to make conventional concrete, which is great news considering the world is running out of sand.

No joke. According to a recent report, humans use 50 billion tons of sand per year, mostly to make concrete. The average house requires 200 tons of sand, a hospital uses 3,000 tons, and one mile of a highway sucks up 15,000 tons.

A grass mat works well under my kitchen counter. Behind it is my refrigerator and swing-out stove.

Realizing commercial cement mixers would cost a fortune, Gibran and his team have invented smaller, more affordable AirCrete mixing machines, which are now available to the public.

DomeGaia sells AirCrete dome building plans and offers 10-day building workshops all over the world.

Check out their website for more information.