Affordable Covered Pool Made with Earthbags — 6 Comments

  1. This is a great idea. I had thought of a more expensive approach but this is a better idea and more cost effective.

  2. I am really interested in these sunken done cisterns/pools. Bit I always wonder how you keep mushrooms/etc. From growing in the bags…mix in lime? With a limey plaster? And solid ventilation.

    • A good tamped earthbag mix is similar to rammed earth. We have at least one blog post here that documents rammed earth houses that have lasted thousands of years (some with no maintenance). Adding a little lime to the mix would make it almost stone-like. Plus, the bags are plastered so you won’t get any mushrooms.

    • They don’t say. Maybe the owner will see this and comment. I think it’s a clever, interesting project.

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