Earth Home Thailand (Maejo Baandin) — 2 Comments

  1. Hope to connect with people who have experience building earth bag homes. I’m in the middle of building one in the Philippines, very prone to earthquakes and powerful storms. We’re trying a squarish-shaped design, not a dome like a previous one we did. I suddenly have pangs of doubt about its structural integrity. What do I need to do to make sure this is robust? I can send pics. Many thanks. – Hao wei

    • Rectangular earthbag homes can be very robust when shaken by nature, as was proved in Nepal a couple of years ago during their severe earthquakes. Most of the earthbag structures there are rectangular, for cultural reasons. The secret to success is to follow all of the basic guidelines in terms of placement of buttresses, vertical pinning, bond beams roof design, etc. You can find out more about all of this at

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