Monthly Archives: July 2011

Mindfulness Project Insulated Earthbag Domes (via Earthbag Building Blog)


Description: 20' interior diameter earthbag dome = 314 sq. ft., plus 14.5’ diameter loft = 110 sq. ft., total = 424 sq. ft. interior, Footprint: 23’ DIA plu … Read More via Earthbag Building Blog

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Earthbag Building Facebook Page (via Earthbag Building Blog)


I got the following email a few minutes ago. Luke just won himself a free copy of my upcoming Earthbag Building Video. Thanks, Luke! "With great pleasure, I just wanted to let you know a Facebook page has been created … Continue reading

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Insulated Earthbag Vaults for Rainy Climates (via Earthbag Building Blog)


This is part 2 about building lightweight, insulated vaults with earthbags. Lower courses are gravel-filled bags to prevent water wicking up in the wall. Above that are standard earthbags filled with subsoil. These bags could be stabilized with lime or … Continue reading

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Insulated Earthbag Vaults (via Earthbag Building Blog)


We get quite a few enquires about vaults. So far we’ve always cautioned against building earthbag vaults except for small entranceways, corridors between domes and the like, because they are inherently unstable if you just stack earthbags into a vault … Continue reading

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Earthbag Building Guide Sample Text Part 1 (via Earthbag Building Blog)


Note how each step is written. There’s a title for each step, a bulleted summary and then a concise description. There’s usually a photo and/or drawing for each main step (a picture is worth a thousand words) and links to … Continue reading

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Augers for Moving Fill Materials (via Earthbag Building Blog)


One possibility for raising soil and other types of fill material higher on walls is with an auger. The photo above shows a grain auger, which may or may not be sufficiently robust for augering moist, heavy soil, but you … Continue reading

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Lunar Earthbag Structures (via Earthbag Building Blog)


Mandeep Singh, a graduate student from India, conducted research on lunar earthbag structures for his master’s thesis at Auburn University, Alabama. This is a very interesting and exciting find that has obvious applications here on earth, particularly for the construction … Continue reading

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