Top 10 Benefits to DIY AirCrete Homes

AirCrete homes are starting to get some spotlight lately and it’s for good reason. This cost effective DYI home is quite unbelievable when it comes cost and ease to do. Using some low cost tools you can start molding these Air Crete bricks. Basically made with water, soap and a smaller amount of concrete, way less than a normal brick. The amazing part is even a child can pick up this Air Crete brick. So overall this makes it Ideal when it comes to doing this project solo, such at the dome pictured. 

Top 10 benefits to DIY AirCrete homes.

  1. Non toxic material 

  2. Fireproof 

  3. Water resistant 

  4. Pest Proof

  5. Safe

  6. Low Cost 

  7. Easy to make

  8. Easy to build with 

  9. Low cost tools to make it

  10. Has some cool options to make homes like the dome home. 

The AirCrete process is taking the very important correct levels of cement, water and a foaming agent. Traditional dishwashing soap can be used, however there are many benefits to using professional foaming agents. Even mixing in some reinforcing fabric is sometimes added to increase it’s overall strength. Although, have no doubt it is very durable and strong without it. 

The process is what is sounds like, adding air to the mix makes the concrete mixture foam up. Which makes your cost of your concrete for the project significantly reduced. The air agitator is commonly referred to as a “Little Dragon”. There is a great website that can be found by going to where you can purchase tools and take workshops around the world. They are really considered the masters of this process and their workshops are unbelievable. They take place all over. From Thai Land, Costa Rica, Hawaii and much more. They provide places to sleep and food as well for an additional cost. They also don’t charge much for these workshops and you will actually build a dome home on site. 

Air Crete Little Dragon

Once your mixture is made you place it in molds and wait for it to harden. The interesting thing is you can mold this into any form you want. From bricks to poles and anything you can dream of. If you’re wondering why housing industries do not use this more that’s a common question. In the united states it’s always been common to use wooden framing. However in other European countries AirCrete has been used for years. This is mainly because the manufactures that make building bricks for mass construction did not focus on the US housing market. That doesn’t mean you can’t use it in the United States but chances are you will be making your own bricks. The only place we could find a manufacturer is in the Virgin Islands. 

In conclusion, this is process to learn about and well worth it. More and more people are looking to live off the grid and without some crazy mortgage. The fear of losing a job and losing your home adds to the stress of life. Especially after all the money you put in by getting a traditional bank loan. You will need to do some research on building restrictions on your land. Given almost every county has zero information about AirCrete it would be best to send an email so you have documentation of approval. In some areas there are no building restrictions so you can get started right away. If you want amenities like water and power we would recommend bringing on a contractor to help with this process at least. If you are planning off the grid look into catchment tanks and solar. Hope this helps, be sure to learn a lot more about the mixing process and building process first! 

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