Our first blog post was back in November, 2007, almost seven years ago! Has it really been that long? Here it is: Earthbag Building Has Come a Long Way!
“This is how earthbag building started out decades ago — providing safe, bulletproof and bomb resistant shelters for the military that were fast and simple to construct. The same qualities that make earthbags useful for military and flood control purposes apply to building houses.” (There are lots of links in that old blog post to some of the best eartbag houses back then.)
Fast forward to today. Funny, here we are seven years later and so of course earthbag building (and other types of natural building) have grown and spread substantially. Back then I felt like I knew of most every project. Not so any more. We now realize there are thousands of people who prefer anonymity and do not publicize their projects. To each their own. But, we REALLY love it when people document their projects and freely share with others. This movement couldn’t continue growing rapidly without this type of selfless sharing.