Bamboo Domes

This is another guest blogg by our friends Filippa and Hannes, that helped us make a Bamboo dome that was planned to be used as a gateway to our community, but i missed the length calculations by 5 cm, and it turned our much bigger than planned, So right now we are looking to make it a dorm instead.

Please visit Filippas blogg at http://filippalevemark.wordpress.com

A week ago we arrived at Otres Beach, Cambodia. Here we are staying at my friend Samuels guest house “Done Right” (www.doneright.se). This week our project was to build a dome in bamboo. We built it from this blueprint http://www.desertdomes.com/bamboo.html

First we made a pentagon that later forms the crown of the dome. You start at the top and work yourself downwards.

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Reene binding the rope and Hannes holding the bamboo in place.

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To be able to build downwards we had to raise the dome from the ground.

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Sometimes we needed help to hold the dome in place.

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Half a dome..ish.
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Done dome!

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