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Another Code Approved Earthbag Project! — 6 Comments

  1. Hello –

    The name is Tim and I’m interested in finding out if there are any earth bag building contractors located in the Middlesbrough, KY , area. I’ll need a builder due to the fact I am disabled. If you know of any, please contact me.

    Respectfully,
    Tim

  2. We are in Berra my now looking to view the earth bag home that is built here. Can anyone give me the actual location. We have stopped and asked and no one knows of it’s l

  3. Actually it took six months of visiting the building code office, several sets of plans and supporting documents, and a waiver that said emergency personnel didn’t have to enter the building, before the permit was issued.

    • That’s ridiculous. Sorry they gave you such a hard time. Maybe send them links to stories of how earthbag buildings were the some of the only buildings left standing in the worst hit earthquake areas of Nepal. Now earthbag is code approved there and hundreds of buildings have been completed. They have enthusiastic support from the highest level of the engineer’s association! I know because I spoke to them. They even helped us get code approval from the government. So my conclusion is many American engineers are uninformed. They probably see it is a niche building method that’s not worth their time investigating, but that doesn’t mean it’s not safe.

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