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An Earthbag EcoVillage on an Indonesian Island — 5 Comments

  1. Indonesia has a hot tropical climate. The earthbags will likely be more of a heat sink than having any cooling effect.

    Months ago a gentleman wrote an article of his earthbag home in Thailand as being unbearably hot. It was suggested that he shade his home with trees. His article convinced me not to build with earthbags in the humid tropics.

    I rent a concrete block home in the Philippines and it’s my experience that even a 6″ concrete block wall will store heat all night long.

    I would suggest another building material other than earthbags for the lowland tropics. Perhaps scoria or perlite, which is readily available in my area.

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