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For those who don’t know, earthbag building uses polypropylene rice bags or feed bags filled with soil or insulation that are stacked like masonry and tamped flat. Barbed wire between courses keeps bags from slipping and adds tensile strength. The final plastered walls look just like adobe structures. Thousands of people are now building with bags to create their dream homes, home offices, shops, storm cellars and survival shelters.

Step-by-Step Earthbag Building

For those who don’t know, earthbag building uses polypropylene rice bags or feed bags filled with soil or insulation that are stacked like masonry and tamped flat. Barbed wire between courses keeps bags from slipping and adds tensile strength. The final plastered walls look just like adobe structures. Thousands of people are now building with bags to create their dream homes, home offices, shops, storm cellars and survival shelters.

One of my favorites, though I'd do the layers on the roof a little better... Earthbag Building: Round House

Earthbag Building: Round House -- how to photos. I'd like to take this idea to build a large cistern for rainwater harvesting in the middle of my vegetable garden.

Hyperadobe Step-by-Step.. wow wow wow.. never seen this earthhome technique before.. love it!!

This article describes a technique that was developed by Fernando Pacheco, engineer, and it is called HyperAdobe. It is a more ecological option to the Superadobe technique.

Diseños de casas para acampar pequeñas | Construye Hogar

Diseños de casas para acampar, originales y ligeras estructuras para hacer camping cómodamente

BlueMax Ruberrized sealant to seal walls from water. Use for flat roofs, root cellars, cisterns, etc.

BlueMax Ruberrized sealant to seal walls from water. Use for flat roofs, root cellars, cisterns, etc .

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Owen Geiger over at Earthbag House Plans has been busy. He has posted the preliminary designs for about 77 plans for earthbag homes available on his newest website. An earthbag home is essentially

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