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"The Azure" Earth House Plans

About the design

“The Azure” house plan can be constructed on sloping sites or flat sites. The plans in this design are for a sloping site with the option for an 

under-floor cellar or storage room.

Based on timber pole-framed construction, there is a strong bias to the use of natural materials. The roof structure and floors are all timber, 

and the walls consist of earth, whether constructed in forms, cob, or from the use of mud-bricks.


On sloping sites, end walls below floor level can be constructed of stone, reinforced concrete, or concrete block, or other suitable retaining wall material.

Sample front view (partial underfloor area shown for illustration purposes)

The focus of the design is on efficient use of space, energy efficiency, low embodied energy, natural ventilation, low energy inputs for heating and cooling, passive solar design, and natural materials. This is a home whose style will endure the passage of time.


What makes it special?                                What's included?

      Earth (formed or mud brick) and stone construction                                    3 bedrooms, with an optional fourth bedroo

   Low embodied energy                                                                              2 bathrooms

   Energy efficient, natural heating and cooling                                            Large open plan living area with an integrated kitchen

   Excellent use of space                                                                              Optional office or leisure room

   Interesting design features                                                                       Optional under-floor cellar/storage/games room

   Can be constructed on flat or sloping sites                                               Large balcony and deck area

   Suitable for owner-builder                                                                       Optional enclosed and covered outdoor deck area

                                                                                                                   Floor area (main house) 211 sq.m.

                                                                                                                   Overall “envelope” dimensions 22.65m x 15.88m


Before proceeding, have you read about the two purchase options available? Also, read Important Information about licensing.

              

 

     FLOOR PLAN + ELEVATIONS 

These are not suitable for construction purposes and are only available to help with your final decision.

Available in a 4-page booklet as an instant PDF download.  

TRY ANOTHER PLAN IF YOU'RE NOT SATISFIED, OR PROCEED TO BUY THE PLAN SET.










     BUILDING PLANS SET

The Plans Set contains the following plans, dimensioned and detailed.

FLOOR PLAN                                                               FLOOR STRUCTURE & BALUSTRADE DETAILS
ELEVATIONS (North & South)                                       FOOTINGS
ELEVATIONS (East & West)                                           ROOF STRUCTURE & POLES LAYOUT
SECTION DETAILS                                                        ROOF TRUSSES & RIDGE VENT DETAILS

 

Available as an instant PDF download. Important information sheets are also included.

All plans have been drafted to A3 size, therefore you will need to print the plans to that size for reasonable accuracy and interpretation for construction purposes. Alternatively, print the plans to A4 size and then enlarge to A3 on a copier.



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