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Cordwood and earthbag structure
Cordwood and earthbag structure

“Educational Facility and Eco-Retreat
Natural Building varies based on climate, ecology, and geology of the region. Not all methods are appropriate for all locations. Here in the mid-southeast, we have a plethora of materials that we can put to work to create beautiful, healthy, and comfortable buildings that have much less environmental impact than other building methods.

Earthbag construction is a method of building a strong, earth-based structure consisting of subsoil compressed into poly-propylene bags and stacked in a running bond, similar to bricks. Bags are then plastered to prevent degradation from sunlight.”

[They go on to discuss straw-bale building, cordwood, straw/clay, cob, timberframe and other sustainable building methods.]

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