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Dome house was built using a cement mixer
10:30am Friday 26th October 2012 in News
Buy this photo » Dome designer Jay Emery, right, with North Oxfordshire Academy pupils Ryan Griffin and Amy Gray, who helped build the dome house
IT MAY not look like much but for some people this could be home.
This innovative dome house was erected at the Hill End Centre near Farmoor as a demonstration using only a common cement mixer.
It has been designed by Jay Emery, who runs wood burning oven firm Dingley Dell Enterprises, to be built in developing countries for as little as £5,000.
He said: “It was built 100 per cent by hand and it took a team of 20 people only three days to construct.
“We used students from North Oxfordshire Academy aged between 16 and 17 to prove that it can be built by completely unskilled labour.”
Mr Emery, who grew up in South Africa, is now hoping to convince aid agencies his house can be used in the third world and disaster zones.