Living Center Oregon

Sustainable Living Center Oregon

Tsunami – Storm Surge Save AirCrete Home … DIY in 6 days

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. 

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

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.

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

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 …

Storm Surge or Tsunami are the same

storm surge is a sudden rise of water hitting areas close to the coast . Storm surges are usually created by a hurricane or other tropical cyclone. The surge happens because a storm has fast winds and low atmospheric pressure. Water is pushed on shore, and the water level rises.

tsunami has four general stages: initiation , split , amplification , and run-up . During initiation, a large set of ocean waves are caused by any large and sudden disturbance of the sea surface, most commonly earthquakes but sometimes also underwater landslides.

Storm surge is an “abnormal rise of water generated by a storm, over and above the predicted astronomical tides,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Why is it so deadly? Storm surge begins before the hurricane makes landfall, making it harder for people to evacuate in time.


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!

For people who have the money, the cost of Monolithic Dame Home is $85,000  for a 500 SqFt Single Bedroom home. It cost $150 to $250 per SqFt for a contractor to build a Monolithic Dome Home. 

Our DIY Program is for the ones who do not have the money but who has time to do the floor planning, site preparation, material selection, logistics, hiring labor,  electric, solar power, alternative water wastewater processing, roofing, flooring, cabinets, plumbing, doors, windows.  All of this requires skill and knowledge, which is the purpose of the Workshops.

Our Program is a module design.  Build one Module and when you can afford it, build the second Module and connect the two Modules

Build a 75 sq ft Utility Module complete with septic, water, and electric

Step 1 Build the tools needed to build a Utility Module. These tools are used over and over to do more Modules



  • Air compressor. need to be higher pressure, maybe best to rent

Step 1  Build a 75 sq ft Utility Module complete with septic, water, and electric roughed-in. Approximate Cost= $1500 after tools build.

Sept 2  Construct other Modules as you can afford to build them.

What the different about our Dome house? 

What we will be building during the Workshop is a upside down Dome swimming pool with all the electric and plumbing are installed BEFORE sides are made just like they make swimming pools.

Our Monolithic Dome home—regardless of size—is build in three (3) major steps:

Step 1 … Build the PVC Dome. It takes three (3) hours to build

PVC frame called the Dome.   It is made with electrical PVC pipe

Step 2 … Cover the Dome with metal lath. This provided a Faraday cage and well as providing foundation to shotcrete the Styrofoam beads, newsprint, and Portland cement mixture.

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

Step 3 …. ShotCrete Styrofoam beads, newsprint, and Portland cement mixture to build the Dome

Our construction process is relatively simple and streamlined:

  1. The PVC Dome is secured to the slab, covered with metal lath.
  2. The Dome is made with PVC pipe. All of the electric wiring and junction boxes are installed in the PVC pipe.
  3. All of the piping for the sewer and water are installed. The exhaust vends and the glass block windows are installed.
  4. The front arch is made with the door and glass block window.
  5. 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 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.

Fire Proof Home

The layered monolithic dome, when finished, is fireproof. A small flame can become an inferno very quickly in a conventional wooden home. Once fire penetrates the thin walls, the spaces between the studs act like chimneys that allow the fire to spread through the entire structure quickly.  Even if the fire doesn’t destroy your stick frame house, the fire department likely will in the process of trying to extinguish the fire.

The last four (4) inch layer on a layered Monolithic dome home is AirCrete.  AirCrete is fireproof. You can build a furnace with it. It will not burn


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.

FARADAY CAGE (EMP protection)

A Faraday Cage is be built into Dome by placing a metal lath over the frame.  The wire structure can serve to hold a layer of ShotCrete mixture.

An EMP is a pulse of considerable electromagnetic energy (with a wide range of frequencies and amplitudes.)  This energy pulse could result from a nuclear detonation at (high) altitude in the atmosphere. As the pulse travels away from the bursting point at the speed of light, the radiation can be ‘collected’ by metallic and other conductors at a distance.

The energy of the radiation would convert into strong electric currents and high voltages. With sufficient energy, particularly from the high-frequency components of the EMP, electrical and electronic equipment connected to (or associated with) the collector may suffer severe damage from a strong current and voltage surge.


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.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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