You’ve probably noticed our blog covers a range of various building materials and methods. That’s because hybrid houses – designs that include more than one building method or material – often create the best solutions, and so many people want to incorporate these different ideas into their earthbag homes.
Let’s look at a few examples using earthbag exterior walls combined with:
– pallets for interior walls, porches, upper walls and 2nd stories
– hyper-wattle upper walls for fast, lightweight, insulating walls
– ISBU shipping containers, especially for core units of disaster resistant houses (pre-built safe shelter with all plumbing and electrical installed)
– CEB, stone, stone facing, adobe or recycled brick for interior walls, additions, benches, columns, fire resistant backing behind wood stoves, etc.
– recycled brick, CEB or stone veneer to protect lower exterior walls
– galvanized tubing and mesh for greenhouses, porches, work spaces
– bamboo or wood for fast, lightweight upper walls, 2nd stories and interior walls
– straw/clay, vetiver/clay or hempcrete insulation for fast, lightweight upper walls, 2nd stories, interior walls and ceilings