A Homemade Earthbag Splash Pool


Jacques Labuschagne from a small village in the Northern Cape in South Africa contacted me with photos and description of a lovely splash pool that he made for his family. He says, “We decided on the sandbag method for various reasons. Due to the remote location, it would be extremely expensive to get a swimming pool contractor to build us a pool. So, with the inspiration of www.earthbagbuilding.com, I realised we could do this ourselves. Making use of unemployed, unskilled labor, putting back into the community. Polypropylene bags were easy and light to transport to the location. No electricity was used, only hand tools. So it was the best decision in the end.

You can read the entire project page of how this was built at earthbagbuilding.com.

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