Learn how to design DIY eco home you can afford to build // from concept > graph paper > 3D model
DESIGN YOUR SELF HEATING SOLAR PASSIVE ECO HOME FOR YOUR UNIQUE CLIMATE
Please join me in my new guided online training program where I will take you through you all the steps of designing your very own eco shelter on a shoe-string budget.
As some of you may know, I have put my life towards developing a Living Bio Shelter Organism that houses the inhabitants in a nature inspired eco home. If you don't know me and what I stand for then scroll through 300+ videos on my 6 year old YouTube channel. To understand my design ethics please explore my inventions and watch some testimonials from other students
In my new 12 week training, you'll receive 2X pre-recorded tutorials every week and each Saturdays, for the duration of entire course, we'll do a ZOOM live support session to get you through anything that you might be stuck (based on the tutorials received from that particular week.)
You will learn how to conceptualise, design and draw you own home on paper and then model it a super fun and intuitive curvilinear based 3D software. I will gift you a free version of Rhino 3D.
our bio-tecture drawing class is made up of 3 parts:
theory on principles of biological eco home design
drawing a home on graph paper (the same one as in the picture above)
modelling the same home we drew on paper in 3D software
We will kick off with paperwork using basic tools such as a compass and a ruler and then, as a group, we will take my latest (2022) Earthship-inspired Wautillarium for cold climate drawing into Rhino 3D software. Yes, you will draw this same design with me as I guide you along every step of the way.
The course will be interwoven with short video snippets from my previous live builds, as I explain hands-on conclusions and construction methodologies to get our homes from paper > to > 3D software > to physical reality. My main aim is for you to be able to build your creations and live in them or rent them out for additional income.
In the 2D part I've placed the camera right over my desk so you will see my hands and full-scale drawing, as you follow along. I will share my screen whenever we are doing Rhino 3D work so you can see exactly what to do and why. If you fall behind you can always go back to tutorials and watch them again. They will be available to you indefinitely into the future and all the lessons are downloadable.
At our course, we will take a close look at the blueprints for the Moon Cocoon from CalEarth as well as the Simple Survival Model from Earthship Biotecture. This lesson will provide you with necessary details that are required on our set of drawings in order to be approved by a structural engineer and this receive a "Certification of Occupancy" stamp.
What makes my design methodology and teaching methods unique is that you will learn how to design buildings that can be practically constructed with a minimal amount of materials (due to catenary domes and vaults)
Being able to visualize your home on paper and then in 3D is the first big step towards realizing your construction into reality.
To support you, I have created a live telegram group for the duration of our training, and beyond, where you will be able to ask questions and interact with other students.
The aim of this course is for you to be able have crystal clarity when you get to site, whether you are building DIY style or managing a team of contractors.
Below are some of the detailed pre-recorded lessons that you will receive for the duration of 10 weeks
below are eco home designs that I drew over the last few years that lead me to a refined 2022 model
conceptualize your home based on your climate, budget, needs, and level of skills
draw your concepts on paper, top view (plan), side view (section), elevation
take your sketches from paper and model them in
add details to your drawings that are necessary to meet the code
what it takes (liquid waste, structural integrity permit etc) to get our homes approved
detailed study of a professional blueprint from CalEarth as well as Earthship Biotecture.