I am pleased to announce that Owen Geiger’s Basic Earthbag Building DVD is finally available for purchase. It has taken more time than expected to complete the production, but it is well worth the wait I think.
Owen is a natural teacher who understands how to present information in a clear and understandable way and this DVD is excellent for introducing folks to the basic essentials of sound building practice using earthbags. Much of the DVD is derived from actual instruction at workshops, so you witness the whole process from the ground up.
After an introduction to the tools and supplies that are necessary for building, they construct a small sample wall with a rubble trench foundation. Every step is fully explained and demonstrated as the wall proceeds.
The second portion of the DVD takes you through the process of building a functional cool pantry that is attached to a house. Here you can see how doors can be framed and roofs attached. There are many tips and tricks that emerge from watching that could be invaluable in constructing most any project.
At the end there are some bonus scenes that include tips for building a dome, an animated fly-through of Owen’s Enviro Dome, and a tour of Owen’s completed Earthbag Roundhouse.
With over three hours of solid instruction, this DVD would be a valuable addition to anybody’s building library. You can review portions of this DVD by exploring the short clips that are shown on Owen’s YouTube Channel. And you can purchase the DVD directly from the manufacturer for $28.
14 thoughts on “Basic Earthbag Building DVD Finally Available!”
I’m a bit unhappy. Just wanted to order the DVD, but
– shipping time/cost ratio to Germany is way out of range (I know, this is not in your hand)
– DVD is not available at Amazon Germany
– Amazon USA is having a 1:1 currency conversion to Euro and shipping is the same issue
Can’t I simply send the money and download the DVD files?
The file is too large to download. The video is over 3 hours long. Try to find someone in the US to buy it for you and send through postal mail.
thanks Owen, DVD has arrived…wahoo!
Let me know what you think. No one has given me any feedback yet (except Kelly, but he’s not exactly independent).
It is great to add reviews to the Amazon listing because that likely increases rating that it gets. But if you plan to buy the DVD and want to benefit Owen, he will make a higher percentage of the profit if it is purchased through the link that goes directly to CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/326032
The video is now on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Basic-Earthbag-Building-Owen-Geiger/dp/B006MQ0GQE/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1324659803&sr=8-12
Please leave a review if you have a chance.
Ordered the DVD’s after watching the videos on youtube.com. Looking forward to building a cabin or some other structure soon.
Thanks. Let us know how you like it.
The earthbag village in Bongnol Haiti continues to grow slowly (10 houses in the past 9 months). Again, thanks to Patti Stouter for her wonderful guidance.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU9rcM_Xzlo&feature=youtube_gdata . Thank you for the inpsiration of your website.
Thanks for the update. It’s great to hear of your continued success. I just published a new blog post about this.
Thanks Owen, I’ve been waiting for this for ages! Hope it doesn’t take too long to send it downunder!
It’s being sold through Amazon/Create Space, the largest bookseller in the world. They have an excellent reputation for fast shipping and good service.
Thanks so much !!! This will be helpful to explain what I am doing to the sceptics and those that are imagination impaired :) I will be updating my blog space next year after our move to Custer County, Colorado in Rosita is completed.