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    • It really is a slick technique that’s been in use for years by strawbale builders. It would work great with scoria bags, which are otherwise not very stable on their own. Building with bags of scoria is several times quicker than ordinary earthbags and much more insulating, so I’m a big fan of this method.

      One variation — use a few pins here and there in conjunction with strapping like this earthbag casita: http://earthbagbuilding.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/earthbag-scoria-casita/ This is probably even better because it stiffens the wall and straps down the bond beam and wall. Maybe I need to do another drawing…

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