Award Winning Earth Homes and Designs Since 1981
Design your home. How big of a home? Your budget? Will this design work with your lot? Choosing your General contractor? Your excavator?
Once you have decided on a plan, we will work with you on your plan till it is exactly how you want it, we will then give you a price break down of the structure you desire. The next step is placing a secured deposit with EST so that you can be placed in our building schedule. The deposit it 100% refundable.
You will need to go to your building department to apply for a building permit. They will inform you of what else is needed to do. Once you have your permit in had we will coordinate a start date.
Prior to EST's arrival you will need to have your site excavated +- 1 inch.
Once we arrive we will begin setting up footings.
After the footings have been poured we will begin setting up the first Module.
The first Module / Dome is set to be poured.
This is the raw concrete after the panels have been pulled.
The raw structure before waterproofing.
EST is now complete with the basic structure of the home. You can now begin finishing your exciting new Earth Sheltered Home.
Stage 1. Sealing the buried concrete and placing drain tile along the footings. This portion of the home will be covered with earth by your hired excavator.
Insulating the home.
The liner is now in place and the home is ready to be covered to its final grade. You will then need to have a cap put on your parapet wall to seal the home.
Sub-floor HVAC. Heated floors if you'd like.
Concrete floors have been poured.
Plastering over the rough concrete walls and ceiling.
Framing up your interior.