Even though the world is talking about climate change and health threats, pollution and efficient recycling is one of the main global concerns for all of us.
Today, “zero waste life” and “ecofriendly” are the most important phrases in everyone’s vocabulary. Did you ever think about your future homes? The searches for alternative building materials and housing solutions is so advanced, there are available options even for DIYers.
Just like other things, construction has its trends as well.
It all started with foam create, then the world got obsessed with papercrete.Hempcrete was very famous and now it seems like finally, it’s the time to shine for aircrete. Aircrete is a mixture of air bubbles and cement that is cheap to make.
It is also waterproof, fireproof and very DIY-friendly.
The key to making aircrete is in the foaming agent that suspends little air bubbles in the cement mixture.
Continuous foam generator disperses a mix of the foaming agent into the cement mixture.Good news for all the eco-friendly people, the foaming agent is very simple and easy to use as an all-natural “high foaming” dish detergent.
Aircrete has good compressive strength Just like regular concrete, but it can also double as an insulator. Its cheap price is the most attractive thing for DIYers since it can help to save up a lot in construction, maintenance and furthermore.
It can also help you stay cool in summer and warm in the winter.
A keen traveler, photographer, and musician Steve Areen was able to build his dome home for as little as $9000.
“In 2011, I had a wonderful visit with my friend Hajjar Gibran.For years, he has inspired me with his creative ideas. This time, he was building domes at his retreat center in northeast Thailand. He and his wife offered me a spot on their mango farm to build my dome.
With Hajjar’s guidance and design ideas, along with with my own, and his son-in-law Tao’s masonry skills, I had my dome home up and painted in six weeks.”
“The cost for the basic structure was under $6000. It took a few more weeks to add the details such as doors, screens, pond, upstairs structure, stonework, and landscaping.
All this, including furnishings and plumbing to the well, was under $3000… Bringing my total cost to about $9,000.Please keep in mind this is in cost-friendly Thailand,” he said.
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