Much has been learned about earthbag building over the last few decades through research, trial and error, and sharing of information. It is becoming increasingly clear what works best and why. And now with engineer-approved methods for building in code-enforced areas, it is time to pull the most practical ideas together and take this movement to the next level.
This builder’s guide does that by providing simple, clear explanations of each step of construction, from earthbag foundations that don’t require concrete, to complete information on tools and supplies, as well as tips, tricks and advanced earthbag techniques.
All major aspects of building earthbag houses are covered: Planning; $10/sq. ft. dirt cheap building techniques; Building code issues; Electrical and Plumbing; Cost estimating; How to build insulated earthbag houses; How to make earthbag benches, and privacy and retaining walls for next to nothing. It is profusely illustrated with about 185 color photos and detail drawings.
This new book by Owen Geiger is now available as a PDF download for $20.
Be sure to visit our websites (the most popular, highest ranking sites about earthbag building):
Earthbag Building Blog http://earthbagbuilding.wordpress.com/
Earthbag House Plans (now with 120 house designs) http://earthbagplans.wordpress.com/
EarthbagStructures.com (primarily for disaster relief organizations) http://www.earthbagstructures.com/