Tiny bubble hemp and lime shelters in France.



This is one of the many tiny hemp and lime bubble shelters designed and built by Evelyne Adam. After making a simple geodesic type timber frame, hemp or straw is coated in a lime and sand mixture and moulded onto the frame leaving plenty of scope for artistic creativity. A small team can build a bubble shelter in about two weeks.


A TV interview and tour with Evelyne: see video button above


Enjoy the video (above in French) where Evelyne gives a tour of her homes. You can stay in some of Evelyne's bubble homes to decide if this type of shelter is something you would like to build. She builds them up to 4m (13ft) in diameter and sometimes joins them together for a larger space. This may not be something for living in permanently but it can be used as a tiny base shelter while a more permanent natural home is built.


Click the buttons (left) for inside and outside views of this home


The smallest of these tiny homes can cost as little as 500 Euro ($520). In fact a home like this could last a decade if the lime shell is thick enough and correctly mixed. Evelyne's own bubble shelter is seven years old and holding up well.