Actually these can be combinations of cylinders and domes. In the home I want to build, there should be a duplex design so that some of the first mover costs are shared by an investor. Of course the investor gets a portion equal to the actual amount of principle invested and represents his share in a coperate stock at a limited liability, public benefit corporation (P.B.C). This segregates the ownership and allows for easy calculation as the asset increases in value.
This project is the cheapest way to become a farmer near an urban setting. Here in Colorado Springs CO we have Hartsel, located in Park County, as the cheapest and closest city. Hartsel is positioned at the center of the state. The small neighborhood town is suited for ranching because most parcels have the size to provide food growing space and animal rearing. Though the winters can get cold and deep with snow, this project is not hindered by such typical engineering flaws. The zoning, Residential Estate (R-20), is the smallest possible farm for this project and the county has never taken the consideration of using fish or bees as live stock animals. Building codes will permit this structure type. I am hopeful to get minimum material cost down to $13,000 for a 700 cubic foot volume… This does not include a well. A community Greenhouse is permitted but produce may not be sold. If too much traffic appears it will upset the neighbors. This in mind, a home and 200 square foot fish rearing house that looks like a green house could be built. Connected is a mini hoop house system with rows extending for growing vegetables, fruits, spices, bees and worms. This project will intersect with almost every rule in the book. A relationship with the county officials with develop as they start to see the compliance by our company at every step of the way. This is a key tenant of the project. We must appeal to the process and thereby not infringe on the sovereignty of others whom may be living in the area. If the land is considered to be a wetland then it could go two ways. One, they like the aquaponics but not a duck farm or sheep, chickens, ect. Outcome two, they don’t like any of it. Don’t buy that parcel. If it is not on a wetland then more freedoms appear.
The possibility to have a small pond and ducks: provides the ability to have cheap duck eggs, a plus for most diets. I say a delicacy indeed.
The water problem is solved in one of three ways: cistern, recycling, and well. The first step is to see if your well dreams are going to pan out. Learn how to use the following site and check the area for water.
See if the Environmental Health Department, has any public information about the local water at your estimated depth. If not request a kit and find the closest well at a similar depth, take a sample. (A neighbor might be helpful. Try to send a letter and not knock on the door, avoid trespassing)
The Environmental Health Department has water test kits for home drinking water available at not cost. These test for: lead, chlorine, nitrates / nitrites, bacteria, pesticides, hardness, and pH. For more in-depth testing, you will need to contact the Colorado Department of Public Health Chemistry Laboratory at (303) 692-3048 to discuss water tests or call the Chemistry Laboratory’s bottle order line at (303) 692-3074 to order sample bottles.
Then if you decide to give the green light, start spending money here.
Sample Floor plans. However we can design it any way that you may need it.
Thanks to Monolithic Dome Institute (MDI)
As I get the drafting software and calculate the air form requirements, concrete standards and testing, then compile a construction plan, I will post more information on this same post.