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Plans I didn’t make a single drawing before I started and adjusted the design as I went along.

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One I hadn’t expected at all. It is profusely illustrated with about color photos and detail drawings. My windows were a disaster from start to finish, which is why I didn’t put up photos. We laid two fat 10x20cm beams across the roof and laid 5x15cm joists at 40cm intervals over them. First of all, take an earthbag and fold the corners in. Darnell rated it really liked it May 29, Open Preview See a Problem? Step 2 – Foundations No one believed a gravel foundation system would work.


Refresh and try again. Molds can be made from scrap wood if its lying about. It is becoming increasingly clear what works best and why.

All major aspects of building earthbag houses are covered: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Mine has survived four earthquakes over 6 and is in exactly the same condition it was when I built it. I f it’s a roundhouse then there are some nice options for roofs. Earthbag Building Guide by Owen Geiger, That will set you off on the right foot.

I suggest the “Earthbag Building: Everyone says the same and it’s true. Planning; Dirt cheap building techniques; Building code issues; Electrical builsing Plumbing; Cost estimating; Insulation; Landscaping options. Many people have asked me, “Why use the bags? Celal and I getting the plywood down.

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Take the file to a print shop who has a good printer. It is profusely illustrated with about color photos and detail drawings.

This house’s foundation system was documented in detail in the Natural Building Blog. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I love this book. Step 6 – Plaster It took us just 6 weeks to get the entire house up. Jenn S marked it as to-read Jan 15, Cars have been known to hit earthbag roundhouses with no more than plaster damage. I have not seen any of the techniques written any more precisely or accurately than you have here.


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The bags combined with barbed wire geiyer the house incredible strength compared with other types of eco-building. This is definitely easier, but uses more timber.

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This is a brief guide to earthbag. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Keep laying bags until you finish a circle. Fat lintels are easier than arches.