Living Center Oregon

Sustainable Living Center Oregon

Earthquake Safe Home AirCrete Workshop ….. DIY in 6 Days

Warning the 2021 workshops have been cancelled because of CORVID and the restriction imposed by the state of Oregon, but rescheduled in 2022.

Session 1 … arrive after 4pm – Nov 2  … leave before noon – Nov 7, 2021 … $360/first person and $180/second person sharing same bedroom includes workshop, private bedroom & bath share living room & Kitchen.  Second person

Session 2 … arrive after 4pm – Nov 7 … leave before noon – Nov 13, 2021 … $360  $360 first person and $180/second person sharing same bedroom includes workshop, private bedroom & bath share living room & Kitchen

No Lodging provided … Workshop only …  $200 … Near & Reasonable Tent and RV camping

To make a no deposit registration for a Workshop CLICK HERE

Jack Morgan Park … 17.5 miles … RV or Tent … $15/night — vault restrooms &water …

Wapiti RV Park … 6 miles …  RV $35/night … Tent $23/night … Restrooms & Hot Showers …

Only nine (9) Private Beds and Bath have already been reserved.  Rooms are located in three (3) bedroom luxury condos at the WorldMark in Gleneden Beach, Oregon 97388 6593 Gleneden Beach Loop. To see rooms CLICK HERE

Once these rooms are gone, you will have to make your reservations. There are plenty of motels in Lincoln City and Depoe Bay, Oregon..

Earthquake hitting Oregon … how big the damage?

This video is how the Japanese are protect themselves.

A fault near Portland, Oregon, has the capacity of producing an earthquake of up to magnitude 7.1 to 7.4, which would create very strong shaking and damage property and potentially threaten lives in the Portland metro region. Portland is in the Cascadia subduction zone, the region of the Pacific Northwest where the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate is diving beneath the North American plate. This subduction of the plates gives rise to earthquakes and volcanic activity. Gales Creek is considered a forearc fault, which means it is located in the region between the spot where the plates meet and the volcanic chain link to the subduction zone. It runs 45 miles (73 km) in a northwesterly direction in a lush, forested area of the Coast Range mountains north of the Willamette River.

What different about this Dome house?  All the rough-in electric and plumbing are done BEFORE building the outside walls.

A Monolithic Dome home—regardless of size—takes only three (3) major ingredients:

Take two (2) hours to build

  1. PVC frame called the Dome.   It is made with electrical PVC pipe
  2. Metal lath to cover the Dome
  3. Styrofoam beads, newsprint, and Portland cement 

 Styrofoam and newsprint are recycled ingredients and be easily obtained, but their use does not negatively impact our environment.

Our construction process is relatively simple and streamlined:

  1. The PVC Dome is secured to the slab, covered with metal lath.
  1. The Dome is made with PVC pipe. All of the electric wiring and junction boxes are installed in the PVC pipe.
  1. All of the piping for the sewer and water are installed. The exhaust vends and the glass block windows are installed.
  1. The front arch is made with the door and glass block window.
  1. All wood needed for wall mounted cabinets are secured to the Dome
  1. The exterior walls are started with shot-crete using the Styrofoam beads, paper, and Portland cement mixture for strength.
  2. Finally, the walls are finished with four (4) inches of Air-Crete, which is a mixture of Portland cement and foaming agent.

Who should attend the Workshop?

  • Land Use Planners
  • Investors
  • Professorial Engineers
  • Tiny Home Designers
  • Builders
  • Anyone interest in AirCrete Tiny Homes

Reasons to Consider an AirCrete Tiny Dome

Perhaps the most obvious reason to build with AirCrete is the enormous amount of money it will save in construction, maintenance, keeping cool during the summer and warm in the winter.


AirCrete is simply the most practical, high-quality, low-cost material there is. It plays a double function as a structure and insulator. Millions of tiny closed air cells give AirCrete its insulating properties. And you can form it to any thickness to suit your climate. Just one liter of dish detergent with ten gals of water make enough foam to produce about two cubic meters or 70 cubic feet of AirCrete. The foam expands the volume of cement by a factor of 5 – 7. It eliminates the need for aggregates, gravel, sand, or rock, which are costly, take up space on-site, requires heavy equipment to deliver and hard labor.

Domes are very energy efficient. They enclose the most space with the least material. 40% of the conventional structures’ energy loss is around the thermal bridges where studs, floors, and roof meet the exterior walls. There are no thermal bridges in a Structurally Reinforced AirCrete dome home. The seamless integration of floor, walls, and roof eliminates outside air penetration, which allows the natural flow of interior convection currents that make it easier to heat and cool.


Insects and rodents are another annoying threat. They find every nook, crack, and cranny.  Conventional homes are riddled with seams, joints, and layers that invite pests. Regardless of the initial quality, it becomes more accommodating to pests as the home ages.  In many parts of the world, houses are fumigated with toxic chemicals to control termites, cockroaches, and other pests. It’s an endless battle. I’m not sure what’s worse; the pests or the chemicals. It’s a hopeless situation for most houses in the tropics.  With tight windows and doors, a structurally reinforced AirCrete dome home is impervious to pests of all kinds and can last for centuries with very little maintenance. It’s comforting to know that you can sleep soundly without the intrusion of pests.

Water damage is a constant threat to wood, adobe, cob, straw bale, compressed earth, and even metal buildings on the Oregon Coast. Air-Crete will float, you can build a boat with it.  It will not rot, rust, or decompose in water.


Natural disasters, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, forest fires, floods, volcanic eruptions – you name it, a dome is the most robust structural shape bar none. The fragile shell of an egg would crumble under the slightest pressure if it were flat. Its incredible strength comes from its dome shape. A dome is strong because it distributes forces equally in all directions throughout its entire surface. Architects and engineers have known this for centuries. Some of the oldest standing buildings in the world are domes. That’s why they cover some of the world’s most prominent buildings, like the US capital, state capitals, cathedrals, temples, and mosques.

“Sick house syndrome” is a term used to describe the ailments caused by the off-gassing of modern construction materials. AirCrete is inert, and it’s composed of limestone and other natural materials. And it’s a good base for the application of interior natural plasters.


There is something intangible, freeing, and uplifting that soothes your soul the moment you step into one of our dome homes.  The graceful arches, round windows, and oval doorways are inspiring. They give you a sense of expansion as though you have entered a sacred space.  Structurally reinforced AirCrete domes are extraordinary, and they provide something that conventional rectangular buildings simply cannot.

​From the tiny cells in our body to the great mother earth, every living thing is surrounded by an electromagnetic energy field.  When we live in a box, it limits our functionality.  We naturally feel more alive in a dome.  Your dome home will surround you with a certain sense of serenity.


Most creatures build their homes in a day.  Yet, many of us spend the best years of our lives in debt to our homes.  It doesn’t have to be this way. Building a structurally reinforced AirCrete dome home is easily achievable for most people.

Especially if you do it with others, it’s easy to learn, and the tools we provide do most of the work for you.  Work becomes play when we help each other.  It will be one of your life’s most memorable events. Building your own home with friends and family is a profoundly satisfying accomplishment that too few people experience.  Yet still, the greatest joy comes from living in it!

click here to make a Reservation with no deposit until August 1, 2021. Deposit required after that date.

Reservation Office Hours …. noon – 9 pm …. Everyday … 541-765-2109

Air Crete Build Location 82 Siletz Highway
Lincoln City, OR 97267


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