Monthly Archives: June 2011

Guiding Star Creations Workshops (via Earthbag Building Blog)


Be sure to stay in touch with the groups who provide earthbag workshops, such as Guiding Star Creations. The poster above illustrates their recent earthbag project in Alice Springs, Australia. Check out their Workshop page for upcoming international events. … … Continue reading

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Revised Earthbag Testing Page (via Earthbag Building Blog)


With  the help of Patti Stouter, I have revised the index page for available test data and reports at http://www.earthbagbuilding.com. Instead of just links to half a dozen existing test reports that are specific to earthbags, there are now references … Continue reading

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‘Envelope’ Bag Closing Technique (via Earthbag Building Blog)


I have a lot of fun reading other people’s earthbag blogs. This is a great way to pick up ideas and see what others are up to. You might even have some laughs. Two very fun and interesting blogs by … Continue reading

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More Earthbag Testing (via Earthbag Building Blog)


This post by Patti Stouter is part of a larger effort to summarize existing test results and hopefully organize and conduct more earthbag tests. "During 2010 and 2011 engineering tests of earthbag increased. Universities involved in evaluating earthbag structures have … Continue reading

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Konbit Shelter: Call for Volunteers (via Earthbag Building Blog)


Here’s an update from the Konbit Shelter group who's finishing their dome in Haiti. Way to go team! Now they're calling for volunteers to finish a prototype in Pennsylvania (see details below). “Moses, Craig, and myself left Haiti about a … Continue reading

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Akio Inoue Dome Photos (via Earthbag Building Blog)


Professor Akio Inoue in Japan is one of the most experienced earthbag dome builders in the world. I just learned he has retired from Tenri University. Thank you sir for all your great work and for inspiring the next generation … Continue reading

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Lightweight, Insulating Geopolymer Earthbags Part 1 (via Geopolymer House Blog)


We’ve been discussing Professor Joseph Davidovits cast stone research at the Geopolymer Institute in hopes of applying this concept to earthbag building. You have to admit the possibility of building a house with dirt cheap, natural materials that turn to … Continue reading

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