You know we’re all making it up as we go
along. Our ancestors were freakin making it up as they were going along so we’re all
still trying to figure it out. Keep steadfast to your passion and your
dreams. As you keep moving forward in that and you see things aligning and falling into
place that bring you peace, go with that, follow it, and it’s an integrity to your
values and your responsibility to what you want to offer the world. Yeah. Just keep following that and stay steadfast, to really, your true self and kind of like
loving yourself through it right. You know just loving yourself through it and
giving yourself permission that you can do it. What’s up? I know a lot of you have
been asking about my van Gladys. I filmed the whole build process and I will be
posting a video about Gladys in the relatively near future so be patient
about that. It is coming. Today’s video is about Lisa Star who built Bonita Domes.
Beautiful dome structure. Before we get to that a quick word from our sponsor
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are paid, enjoy today’s video. ♫Music Playing♫ I was coming to a point in my life that I
had to create a way to be sustainable. I was living at the coast at the time so I was seeking an area that wasn’t far from the coast where my children were living
part time with me that I could purchase some land. I wasn’t living in
Joshua Tree at the time, but because of the traveling it was close enough to the coast. At the time the price was right, I don’t know about now. As I looked into building
with earth it aligned so seamlessly. Using my passion and love and desire for
what I want to do and my belief and my philosophy and my values it just lead
me to Joshua Tree and it worked. For example, the earth here on my site is
the perfect makeup for building with these domes. I don’t have to add clay or
sand. All the pieces just kept falling in together you know and I just had to
keep following those signs and guideposts that I’m in the right
direction. ♫Music Playing♫ These are dome structures made out of
earth bag material. I call it Bonita Domes. The village area where
these structures are here right now, people can come and have an experience of living close to nature. The center dome is called the shower house and that
was our first structure that we did when we got on site. We were so excited after
taking the workshop at Keller that we just had to come out here and build. My
vision was to build a shower house where we can actually have a hot tub in so we
could soak while we were building. Still working on the hot tub part, but there
are now showers in there that do run to the septic. Another interesting piece
about this structure…when we first came to site I was living in a trailer. Sold my
trailer and decided to move into this shower house at the time. Now didn’t have showers like it does now so it wasn’t like cozy. This tub area was my bed. This
shower area was my closet and I had a desk area here and I lived here for one
year. I was actually drum making and doing my office work right
here in this building. I’m so grateful for the comforts of my conventional
home. These were practice buildings. The one we were just in the shower house is 12 foot diameter. These are 8 foot diameter. My whole vision around that is to create an experience that is still childlike and
just a sleep area. Being outside is your room and the ceiling is your sky and the
sleep pods gives you a place to sleep. There was a flood a couple years ago. The good thing that came out of it is these permaculture mounds. There’s life
growing on them and they’re not even watered. I’m really proud of those. Over
here is the gazebo kitchen area. Just an outdoor kitchen with your basics. Your
icebox, refrigerator, and propane cook top. This water here, the drain actually feeds the two trees. On the side here is the Kiva fire pit. It’s really great when it’s
windy out here in the desert it does get windy and because it’s low the fires are
safer. There’s not a lot of wind picking up the embers. And then we’re going to be coming up here on the main dome home. It’s a 1,000
square foot home and permitted and coded. So it went through the process. I did
that under the 2007 coding so I’m grandfathered into there. If anyone wanted to do this
now there’s a little bit of a different procedure around the engineering. I just
happened to do it at a good time. The way this house is built is there’s two
living spaces. In the plan we would call this an eco dome. ♫Music Playing♫ So this would be one living space with its own bathroom. Conventional plumbing to code and permitted. The plumbing goes to septic. Had I thought about it I would have put in alternative system where I
could have turned a valve and had it feed the gray water from the sink in the
shower to feed the plants on the outside. I’m really proud and pleased with this archway and how it was done. I was a
newbie architect engineer. That was a big win, this beautiful archway. So this
kitchen is in between the living spaces. The master bedroom is here which boy you are also lucky that you get to peek in here. ♫Music Playing♫ This is kind of where things are going
to be going in the direction of. The finished house, just having it more more comfortable and more conventional. Then we’re going to go out the back door here. The Sun setting there’s just a lot of heat on the west side of any
structures out here in the desert. This is what I came up with is putting out a
trellis and grapevine are going to grow up on here and create some shade. I have
a laundry room here. One of the things I have done is there’s this gray water
system. Anytime I can either have it going to septic or to the trees that
feed the grapevines and the two trees out here. I highly recommend gray water
systems like that. Now I know my water isn’t just going to waste and even in a
septic system it’s somewhat of a gray water system, it’s feeding the trees down there. This is going to be the studio dome. We’re just about to cap it in about a
week. One of the things kind of to tie in being on the west side is that this is
built up against a berm on the west side so half the building is going to be
shaded in the hottest part of the summer. ♫Music Playing♫ I always wanted to be an artist when I
grew up. I saw my opportunity that I could actually be an artist and craft
drums and take it somewhere and have it be purposeful. So I took my hat off as
a holistic health practitioner and said, “Okay. I am just going to be like this drum maker”. At the time, I had no clue what that would look like. It was a little terrifying
because I didn’t know what it would look like and I had just started building
this. I had really jumped off this precipice just kind of making it up as I went along and trusting in the creation of it and the creativity and hopefully having fun while I do it. *laughter* Eventually you know I just kept training
and started integrating my holistic health knowledge and experience with my
shamanic training and with the crafting of my drum and I just weave
it all together and so I definitely consider myself a drum Medicine Woman for sure. Follow your heart and what makes you happy and what brings you peace. Gosh we all need that. We all need each and every one
of you to do that. To transcend any of this chaos and drama and any illusion of
fear that’s trying to like take us over so we need every, each one of us has a
responsibility to follow our heart. Do it with as much love as you can for
yourself and it’ll go out into the world. So, be strong. Yeah. ♫Music Playing♫

100 thoughts on “WOMAN Builds Breathtaking SUSTAINABLE DOME HOMES”

  1. FLORB says:

    Here is a link to an article breaking down the cost of building with the Earth Bag method. It's a lot cheaper than most people anticipate. https://goo.gl/rh5uVq

    What is your favorite building method you've seen so far?

  2. zola khadijah says:

    Àfrician villages were always built round. Great African inspiring people from around the world. Nice.

  3. W Harris says:

    Earth has a dome covering it already. The Earth really is flat and antarctica surrounds our world.

  4. W Harris says:

    Its a good idea, been in use for thousands of years already by the native americans.

  5. Harley Ralfs says:

    It looks like a big shit

  6. Sam Lutfi says:

    who else clicked here to get a closer look at the big piles of poop?

  7. Frankie Rapp says:

    I really love your style of building. I loved your music choice to. who was that? If I could ask.

  8. Michael Thomas says:

    Who would want to live in a patato?

  9. Wulf Claw says:

    I'll show you mine-If you show me yours ! LOL
    Talkin bout the earthbag domes…
    I'm on the other side of the mtn range from you all. Lake Isabella. Getting closer to finished but slower going as an "Army of One".
    Mine is built just behind a huge boulder I call Moby. (It looks like a whale)
    Anyway, I built a 3 level tree house first. I do my songwriting in that. Then I built a walkbridge that goes over the pool and lands atop Moby's head. The upper room has a round door and is second level that goes into the house. The front door is below and opens up to a huge music room left with a front deck and behind it I built a drum riser. Twin staircases made of rock go right and left of the music room. The right side takes you to the center of the house where there is a big atrium with a pocket door that opens to the upper room i mentioned. Or the hsllway takes you to the 2 level master bedroom with the master waterfall bath to the right of that. The keft hallway goes past the rocket mass heater den then a bathroom and then a spare bedroom.
    Its kind of hard to picture without s video , but I will get one done soon.
    Anyway, I am very impressed with you guys' build. Also your attitude…very positive and life bringing. I make diddley bows, wood carvings, and dream catchers…that's another story for another time maybe.
    Anyway, I'm sorry to have rambled on..I don't get out much..lol
    I will have to see about buying a drum from you and maybe even come see your awesome build, I think its only a few hrs from here, if that.
    I'll stop the long-winded novel now. Just got excited to see that someone near with an earthbag haven.
    Oh, and lastly, the house did fantastic through the recent earthquakes..This design delivered as promised. Zero damage. Hope you all did also
    Take care,

  10. Marjorie Hazel Bilag says:

    Advertisement lol…

  11. Yo Cho says:

    reminds me of TELETUBIES

  12. afri com says:

    Bud Spencer

  13. Devon Wesley Hahn Kurkowski says:

    How is it sustainable when I see them connected to the power supply, using AC and heaters, and not collecting water, but using the grid?

  14. Marjo says:

    Rattle snakes, scorpions. Nice idea, but I’d never get any sleep fearing critters.

  15. Fateeha Arshad says:

    Hamm very nice idea. So Beautiful 😍😍👍👍👌👌👌. Wear I think America.

  16. Snow Bird says:

    Good for you.

  17. Mark Passe says:

    Very nice. I could live there.

  18. Gê - Brasil Livre says:

    Muito árido, muito vento, não gosto. É muito solitário também.

  19. Linda Gill says:

    She's got it! Listen!

  20. Pastor Paul D says:

    Wow, the shower house is a lot bigger inside than I ever could imagine and it’s quite beautiful. Can’t wait to see you the rest of the structures and learn something new

  21. Rich hobos World says:

    Deport!! We need to help us first!!!…also dont trend all this too much !!…we only have so much land here!!

  22. StreetMachine18 says:

    I love lisa’s message at the end!!!!

  23. Big Bertha says:

    New smurf village.

  24. Light Dancing says:

    I admire her inspiration, motivation, tenacity, and hard work. But the shape of the rooms is rather grotesque. Also, they are not DOMES. Look up the word dome in a good dictionary. A domicile, yes, but they are not domes.

  25. junglecat says:

    I live in the area, & it should be criminal that s.b. county won't permit this type of house, meaning if a neighbor turns you in your house can get "red" tagged & you're assed out

  26. Tim Stanton says:

    That is awesome can i ask how long it takes to make it and how was the frame work done .very talented woman

  27. Cain tuckee64 says:

    Why run shower drain to septic? composting system?

  28. Rich Geiger says:

    I'd like a drum please!!!

  29. Wayne Harris says:

    Hi I feel very sorry for you as this living is a dream when your like working I a city but in the end of the day it's just not good or cool . I did the same thing 15 years ago in NZ I perched an 100 Acer land it was just then minutes from the sea and built a pad it was everything I had dreamt of after living in London for some time but I was bored and lonely and after some years I was not happy. So I left and went back to the city an I now have a new appreciation for life with people.

  30. Mac Kinnon says:


  31. Greensky02 says:

    So that's what it was like living as Luke Skywalker before his Jedi days!

  32. Shirley says:

    This looks like a giant took a dump in the desert wth!!! Who would've in that you'd be a laughing stock! What is wrong with people.

  33. Excuses Excuses says:

    That looks like a big pumpkin turd in the desert

  34. PIRATE666 says:

    Wow what a beautiful and amazing build, I love it.

  35. Louise Merriman says:

    Looks like dollops of shit

  36. Jennifer VanTassel says:

    I wish it was longer and that she showed us each room in greater detail. It's so amazing!

  37. x x says:

    What a looney tunes.

  38. Genesis says:

    jesus christ this lady at the beginning literally spoke to my soul 🥴💓

  39. Larry Medina says:

    Wow its all Beautiful.

  40. Boogeyman says:

    smart woman =)

  41. Gypsy Treasures says:

    Beautiful is Not the word that comes to mind on this structure. Looks like a pile of dried turds

  42. Bear Vinyl says:

    Beautiful Home ❤️

  43. Robin Crow says:

    Be strong. <3

  44. Electron 101 says:

    On d outside it look like crap literally

  45. db Productions says:

    I love the little bed nooks

  46. Goto Hellenwaite says:

    What a beautiful, talented soul! Thank you for sharing her journey!

  47. Linachris5 Jjmichael says:


  48. Raymond Pockett says:

    Looks like a pile of giant turds. 😅😅😅

  49. Roberto Araujo says:

    Como se proveen de energía y agua…?

  50. Conor Dunne says:

    May I marry her? 😂😂

  51. Dariu Toma says:

    Nice ideea's…
    But there is a lot of pain (drama's)… in this works…
    We can fight and work out and try to be possitive, but the real peace come from Above…

    There is JUST One Master, the Monarch of the Galaxies…

    There is no happiness and peace without Him.

    Wish you all, that verry much Shalom.

  52. Michelle Celeste says:

    Thank you for this. Her words were such a breath of fresh air.

  53. Michelle Celeste says:

    You may want to update the link. Looks like they changed their name to storyblocks.com :p

  54. joaquina martinez says:

    😍😍🤩🤩😘 Maravilloso ❤️

  55. tiles says:

    In just WOW!! Gorgeous home, peaceful lady! This is a dream home!! I may have missed it but what are the structures made from?

  56. Charlie Hufft says:

    Looks just like my Dachshunds morning poop 🙄

  57. John Petty says:

    How much hassle is it to fix a plumbing problem?

  58. Lee Browning says:

    Looks like a limited life.
    out in the middle of the desert. ugh…..

  59. John Smith says:

    She built great big turds. King Kong took a dump and she put in doors and windows. Paint them a lighter color and toss in some turquoise and they would pull off southwestern pretty well. But as they are they make a nice cozy collection of turds. The big pile of turds look very enjoyable to live in. Not something you get a chance to say often. That is some cool shit. Hahaha! Pretty neat really.

  60. Mieszko Guliński says:

    Looks like giant habitable potatoes. Really awesome!

  61. joycejeff38 says:

    Wow!! Looks like a dinosaur took a shit outside and now she’s living in it

  62. Tanya and Tianna English says:

    Lisa's message reminded of my favorite quote. "Don't ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive because what the world needs now are people who have come alive." Howard Thurman Beautiful home, beautiful people, beautiful video. Thank you.

  63. Karma Couture says:

    Outstanding! You are living the dream creating the reality you want. I am so impressed with everything you have done. Tell me, has snakes scorpions and spiders, things like that been a problem? And how do you keep the sand out on those windy days? Someday I would love to come and see these for myself thank you for sharing your passion and life with us. Truly , you have created a work of art.

  64. American Freedom-Fighter says:

    This is awesome!

  65. Blocked User says:

    Watch what happens when the crooked LEFTY bolshe commie politicians take bribe money to re-zone that land and sell it to some ass clown like Soros or anyone of his schizophrenic billionaire globalist tyrant buddys….

  66. Donnie Wallace says:

    Im jealous

  67. John Arizona says:

    Cut into your drains, re-run Grey H20 to your plants. Just because it was installed that way doesn't mean you can't modify. FLORB-pass it on to her.

  68. Betty Lee says:

    Are these dome structures able to withstand floods an tornadoes like the ones at the Mexico Resort?

  69. Winter Nunya says:

    I couldn’t live in the extreme heat or with out trees around. This doesn’t look like a good life to me. Good for her tho.

  70. hg2 says:

    As Monty Python would say, "This is for those keen on regurgitation." (so nauseating, so mawkish)

  71. hg2 says:

    This is the me me, me me, me me me me school of YouTube video.

  72. freakylion0617 ??? says:

    That's awesome!!!! Luv it ❤️

  73. randy k says:

    I was there today! Wow! Great energy Lisa! Great home!

  74. JV Harbin says:

    I like the house but I don't think I could handle a car ride with this woman. Also the heart is deceiving above all things. Who can know it?

  75. Marlene Petty says:

    Absolutely magical. I want one of these homes now.

  76. Brad Hart says:

    This structure looks exactly like a pile of crap. No joke…its a clear representation of a giant pile of shit……..there once was a lady, who lived in a poo..lol

  77. blaka thanU says:

    Damn you are cute babe😘

  78. Howard James says:


  79. Ken Tichy says:

    Paint them WHITE. It will be cooler.

  80. Commercial Photographer says:

    A great way to live and be happy.Beautiful job.Well done."you go girl"

  81. BrAnD says:

    Not for me…I don't like anything about it, and it doesn't look comfortable…

  82. :Robert-Francis : Sullivan. says:

    Could have used

  83. SHADOW BANNED says:

    Yep thats a fine looking Turd must say inside is nice thumbs up /

  84. Tata Tatarata says:


  85. Duh Duh duh says:

    Reminds me of a outdoor bread oven.

  86. Shu Meister says:

    Is it too late to add a grey water diversion to the current plumbing?

  87. Waqar Azeem says:

    great job

  88. Dene Venter says:

    Muic sounds Julee Cruise-esque

  89. Joseph Bondi says:

    This new you tube format sucks. More ads, more crap videos. Trying to hook us into women's body images in a negative manner. A kind of porn, using exposure of bodies in various suggestive ways. Will consider leaving Google for other more worthwhile endeavors. It's becoming a waste of time scrolling endlessly thru their crap presentations!

  90. Geovany Silva says:

    Sorry guys, but it looks like a poop house! 🙁

  91. James Stein says:

    Space visitors first impression as they fly over, Look at the size of that pile of poop, The inhabitants must be gigantic!
    Cancel plans for Colonization, return to mother ship!!

  92. Research0digo says:

    ff to 1:48 everyone.

  93. John Smith says:

    Very nice but the construction must be very labor intensive . Great job.

  94. Гена Яненко says:

    Dome house in Russia https://youtu.be/oIUP045YZDo
    Рациональные планировки купольных домов https://youtu.be/xrTO3NRP2rw

  95. CryptoDaddys says:

    how much did building permits cost?

  96. Randy Miller says:

    Everything is beautiful live like a queen live life fully !!!! Material things is good but we want take it with us when we leave on our final journey.

  97. Hope Borgmann says:

    This gives me STAR WARS vibes…

  98. cenobyt3z says:

    I live in Joshua Tree. It's been a dream of mine to buy land but it's too expensive now. Especially since everyone from Los Angeles is flocking up here to start Air BnBs. Damn yups…

  99. Jaque LaLa says:

    The Flintstones.. Revisited. Yabba Dabba Doo !!!

  100. Homer Mcclain says:

    I like it I don't mind rattlesnakes and scorpions for Neighbors there Edible to

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