Our focus here is on low cost, owner-built homes. From time to time it’s interesting to explore related ideas to see what’s available or going on. As we’ve reported before, there’s a whole industry that specializes in industrial earthbag projects using geotextiles or geosynthetics. Their primary journal is called Geosynthetics Magazine.
As our regular readers know, earthbag building is growing rapidly. It’s time to take things to the next level to speed this building method into the mainstream. I just wrote Geosynthetics Magazine and asked if they could refer me to a geotextile engineer who is willing to design a standardized polypropylene gravel bag foundation or gravel tube foundation for mainstream home construction. The intent is to come up with an owner-builder friendly design as a substitute for concrete foundations.
If you’re a design professional, please search our related websites shown on the right side of the page. Be sure to check out our Testing page at Earthbag Building.com. That’s our main site with all the best projects, photos, videos, articles and more on every aspect of earthbag construction.