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Earthquake-resistant Earthbag Houses — 9 Comments

    • Arches and domes and roundhouses are strongest in earthquake and hurricane zones. But also consider climate factors such as rainfall. Let’s say you live in the Philippines or another tropical area. A roundhouse (possibly with arches) would be a much better choice than domes because you can add a roof with wide overhangs to keep water off the walls.

  1. Hello, I work for an NGO in Peru which is helping to rebuild homes after the 2007 earthquake. We have just started building using earthbags and I was wondering if anyone knew where I would be able to recruit some skilled volunteer earthbag builders to be able to come down and work on our projects where we aim to use earthbag construction to build community centres, homes and community bathrooms.

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