UEB Design Concepts/Plans/Layouts
We have put together a few design concepts that are specific to earthbag/superadobe construction. Purchaser is responsible for ensuring code compliance and necessary engineering. Precision Structural Engineering can be contacted to ensure proper code compliance at www.structure1.com
Sketchup DWG - $550
PDF Plans - $850
The UEB Vault Home is a concept design that incorporates simple living and design with earthbag technology. The walls are constructed with earthbag while the vaults are reinforced earth-crete.
This structure is a 1400 square foot 1 bed/1 spacious bath with a full and open kitchen and adjacent living room. The laudry room is located under the bedroom area. It also features a walkout patio from the kitchen to maintain the feel of more space for hosting guests. Buttresses double as tree planters to provide shade during the hot months.
UEB Storm Shelter
Sketchup DWG - $250
PDF Plans - $350
This was designed for safety in mind. We have had many requests in natural disaster areas (Oklahoma, Colorado, California) so we decided to make a universal plan that meets the international standard for storm shelter safety with an environmentally sound method. The Storm Safety Shelter is designed in accordance with the 2009 IBC and the 2008 ICC/NSSA Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters (ICC-500.) Scroll down for more information. Use as food storage/seed bank when empty!
Sketchup DWG - $450
PDF Plans - $650
The Double Vault residence is a 900 square foot home designed with simplicity in mind. It features a one master bedroom, full bath, office, a large kitchen space and adjoining living room. A 22' x 22' deck on top of the vaulted roof top for hosting friends and hanging out. Two domes also extend the kitchen and master bedroom spaces.
This home meets the minimum U.S. square footage requirements.
Sketchup DWG - $250
PDF Plans - $375
The Green Domes are a 160 square foot guest house or rental that features hyper wattle insulation, small sleeping space and equally quaint relaxation dome. An exterior fed wood burning stove or rocket mass heater keeps you extra warm in the winter.
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Information on Building Codes:
There are three major nationally recognized model-building codes that pertain to safety regulations on how a building should be built. They are designed to protect the public from an unsafe structure. They are: UBC (Uniform Building Code), BOCA (Building Officials & Code Administrators), & CABO (Council of American Building Officials). In addition to these, there is the new International Building Code (IBC) that combines the provisions of the other codes. All are very similar in content. Every state, county, and local municipality has adopted some form of one, any, or all of these standard building codes. Many regions have even more stringent regulations, i.e., earthquake-prone areas of California and the Pacific Coast, hurricane risk areas of Florida, Gulf & Carolina Coasts, NY, NJ, NV, & Chicago area. All house plans are designed in accordance with applicable local home building codes in effect at the time the house plans were created. The building codes under which house plans were designed are those in force in the home designer's local region. You (the homeowner) are responsible for ensuring compliance with local home building codes. Local building jurisdictions may require Lateral Analysis or other engineering services to be performed. Such services are best handled by those familiar with your local building codes. Only qualified personnel should undertake any revisions to house plans sets.
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