VISUALIZING YOUR OFF-GRID HOME IS A FIRST GRAND STEP TOWARDS ITS MANIFESTATION
LEARN TO 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 10 week training, you'll receive 3 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.
The course 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.
Q: When can I have access to the course? When does it start?
A: We will start around the 2nd of April at 18:00 Moscow time. It is a guided live training that that is supported by prerecorded and well edited tutorials
Q: Do we have a monthly payment plan?
A: you can pay in 2 payments. One before we start (100 USD) and the other payment 4 weeks into the course.
Q: I am worried that with my schedule and different time zones I will not be able to attend live sessions.
A: Live Q&A presentations will be recorded and a video link will be sent out immediately. The session is planned for Saturday's at 8:00 AM PDT time
Q: Is this course just about 3D drawing, what if I am not computer savvy?
A: Our guided course will include quite a bit of time designing on paper with a compass pencil and a ruler. Rhino 3D is very intuitive, and with practice, you will become better and better. I will teach you all the tools I use in Rhino 3D to design our eco homes.
Q: If I can't or don't want to draw in 3D can I still build my home.
A: Of course, you can. If you can draw a scale sketch of your home as seen from the top, side, and a few slices through it, you will be able to build your own home. This is exactly what we will cove at our training
Q: If I can't get through all the material by the end of 10 weeks, will I have access to the videos?
A: Yes our tutorials will be available for at least another year and all the lessons are downloadable
Our spring 2022 training is fully booked. We are taking students for this summer. You can PayPal a 50 USD deposit, email the proof and join our telegram waiting group.
Our next class starts on the summer solstice!
Alosha Lynov - designer & inventor
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The cost of our 12 week 2D & 3D drawing course is $262
AN OVERVIEW OF OUR 12 WEEK DRAWING COURSE
Our training is made up of 3 parts
Theory - where I will provide you with principles of biotecture and how I got to this design
2D Drawing on graph and tracing paper - where we will draw side, top and front views of the home
3D drawing on Rhino 3D - where we will take the same home we drew in 2D now in 3D program.
Here is what we will accomplish during our 3 month training
ST WEEK > THEORY: Meet & greet, , introduction and kick off with 2D part of the course. Release theory lessons #1, #2, #3a, #3b (these lessons will give you an overview of how I got to this design and what you need to be aware of to design a home for your own climate). During this first live session I will get you started on drawing the top view on graph paper. If you missed the session please watch LESSON#4A (NICE & EASY START >> TOP VIEW). LESSON#4B ( is a repetition of 4a). LESSON#4C is there to show you where to place the Geodesic dome on the top view. I will also brief out the next LESSON#5 (DRAW SIDE/ELEVATION VIEW through the center). Please have 4x A3 graph paper ready with some paper glue. HOMEWORK: To complete top view and side view on graph paper
ND WEEK > 2D: Assistance with homework lessons from previous week. Briefing out LESSON#7 (LEARNING TO DRAW THE FRONT VIEW), LESSON#9 (DRAWING THE ELEVATION SLICE E > W) , LESSON#10 (ELEVATION THROUGH THE VAULT, #11 (ELEVATION SLICE > BATHROOM. These lessons can only be drawn if you have completed top view. LESSON#8 will be done together as a live session later on in the course. LESSON#6 is a recorded live support session of the graph drawing process as well as a little inspiration of the CalEarth blueprints of their famous Moon Cocoon. HOMEWORK: to complete lessons #7, #9, #10, #11
RD WEEK 3 > 3D: Assistance with homework. Drawing of LESSON#8 together which is colouring in work on tracing paper. Please have tracing paper the same size as your side view from LESSON#5 (DRAW SIDE/ELEVATION VIEW through the center)a roof plan. In this live session I will brief out next part of the course where we start with Rhino 3D. HOMEWORK: Install Rhino and watch 3 Rhino intro lessons and start mucking about in this software. Play and experiment with what I share with you and come back with questions on anything you got stuck with or anything that is unclear to you.
TH WEEK > 3D: Assistance with Rhino intro lessons. In this live session we will draw the top view together in Rhino. Just like on paper I will get you started with top view in the 3D modelling software. HOMEWORK complete the drawing of the greenhouse - LESSON#2 (DRAWING THE GREENHOUSE). Please download the top view background as well as rhino file from below, as we will need it for the first lesson. If you missed this lesson then watch LESSON#1 (DRAWING FOUNDATIONS IN RHINO 3D). If you have photoshop then I'll show how to prepare our top view drawings so that It can be clearly seen as a background in Rhino 3D. This is not a necessity!
TH WEEK > 3D: Assistance with homework from previous week - LESSON#1 (DRAWING THE FOUNDATIONS IN RHINO) and LESSON#2 (DRAWING THE GREENHOUSE). Brief out LESSON#3 (DRAWING THE SANDBAG WALLS) and LESSON#4 (DRAWING THE SAUNA & REACTOR)
TH WEEK > 3D: Assistance with homework from previous week. Brief out LESSON#5 (SCULPTING THE CENTER VAULT), LESSON#6 (TRIMMING THE REACTOR AND BACK VAULT) and LESSON #7 (THICKENING THE VAULTED ROOF)
TH WEEK > 3D: Assistance with homework from previous week. Brief out LESSON#8 (SCULPTING THE SIDE VAULTS) and LESSON#9 (THICKENING THE VAULTS + stepping wall)
TH WEEK > 3D: Assistance with homework from previous week. Brief out LESSON#10 (thickening of the vault and stepping wall) and LESSON#11 (SCULPTING THE SIDE BAGS + photoshop tricks) Note: if Photoshop is not available no worries"
TH WEEK > 3D: Assistance with homework from previous week. Brief out LESSON#12 (CONSTRUCTING THE GLASS FACADE) and LESSON#13 (CREATING THE BURIAL)
TH WEEK > 3D: Assistance with homework from previous week. Brief out LESSON#14 (MODELLING THE ENTRANCES) and LESSON#15 (MODELLING OF THE SHADE AWNING)
TH WEEK > 3D: Assistance with homework from previous week. Brief out LESSON#16 (MODELLING OF THE BOTTLE WALL), LESSON#17 (SCULPTING THE COMPOSTER).
TH WEEK > 3D & WRAP UP: Assistance with homework from previous week. Live session on getting annotations (sizes) and placing a few extra details needed to take our drawing towards a level of a proper architectural blueprint. At this same live session we will also sculpt a unique pillar together which I designed for the home in Brazil. I will brief out the bonus lessons (unedited) for you to enjoy and delve deeper... so where do we go from here, additional support etc.
NOTE ON THE PROCESS DURING THE COURSE: If you are stuck with anything then send me (in our drawing telegram group) the lessons' # and at what minute and second into the video something became unclear. For the duration of 12 weeks. I am fully available from AM to PM. My telegram contact is below. If I don't answer within 10 hours to your message, then call me.
Alosha Lynov ( telegram @aloshalynov )