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Old 12-27-2016, 11:22 AM
 
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I want to build an earthbag home on both my properties one will be in lucerne Valley and the other will be in newberry springs. Also a underground home in newberry springs. Do I need permits and if so what would be the cost? I will be off grid. Houses will be about 30-40 feet round. Or as little as 20 feet round with outside bathrooms with compost toilets. Can't afford wells so will have hauled water

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Old 12-27-2016, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Yucca Valley, CA
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Of course you need a permit. Just about anything can be built if you get an engineer to sign off on the plans. You will also have to deal with minimum home size statues in local codes. Call your local building department.
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Old 12-28-2016, 04:56 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Do you really think that kind of homebuilding is safe and suitable for one of the most dangerous seismic zones on the planet?
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:26 PM
 
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Shouldn't be more than about 50-60K to get the ball rolling on permits, inspections and tests. Probably well over 100K by the time you break ground, good luck.
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Old 01-02-2017, 04:09 AM
 
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Earthen homes are VERY safe (if built properly). Theres a earthen home off the 247 and Donaldson RD in Lucerne Valley. It looks like something out of Star Wars. You will need permits, but honestly who checks out there? https://www.google.com/maps/@34.4400...1!1e3?hl=en-US
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Old 01-03-2017, 02:59 PM
 
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I believe rural San Bernardino County has a minimum square foot requirement for a house.

We got a permit for an earthbag home using 15% cement in the bags (i.e., "superadobe"). We had to draw up plans for two domes connected to each other to reach the minimum. The weirdest part was that we had to include plans for a sprinkler system. I guess because dirt burns so well.

We didn't end up building it but know some people who did it on their property. Check out CalEarth.com.
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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permits, shmurmits
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:03 PM
 
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I believe rural San Bernardino County has a minimum square foot requirement for a house.

We got a permit for an earthbag home using 15% cement in the bags (i.e., "superadobe"). We had to draw up plans for two domes connected to each other to reach the minimum. The weirdest part was that we had to include plans for a sprinkler system. I guess because dirt burns so well.

We didn't end up building it but know some people who did it on their property. Check out CalEarth.com.
How did you get the reports and things to be able to get the permits to do this? I'm looking to do this in a different state and I have no idea where to start
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:51 AM
 
Location: So Cal/AZ
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How did you get the reports and things to be able to get the permits to do this? I'm looking to do this in a different state and I have no idea where to start
Maybe this will help,


Permits and Codes for Earthbag Buildings
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Old 03-24-2018, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Shouldn't be more than about 50-60K to get the ball rolling on permits, inspections and tests. Probably well over 100K by the time you break ground, good luck.
Actually they changed the costs for building a second home on your property. Bu5 if it’s a first home then 100k sounds about right. That’s part of the reason houses cost so much. A builder is starting out 100k in the hole before the first shovel of dirt gets moved

Knew a builder who was building out in Fontana. EVERY house he built had a start8ng cist of about 100,000. He packed up and moved to Seattle. Building the same houses but his start up costs are in the 20k range
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