Lightweight, Insulating Geopolymer Earthbags Part 3 — 10 Comments

  1. You forgot to discuss limecrete, variations have been used for thousands of years. Also, the Romans used scoria and limecrete, look at their ruins still standing…

    So, when and where are you going to start construction; until a building is standing somewhere using the methods you discuss it is just illusion, especially since there are so many structures standing already using the other methods….

    I look forward to seeing the construction and finished product photos and video.

    • Yes, this topic is covered in detail on my Geopolymer House blog. Examples include both historic structures and new developments.

      As explained on my blog, it’s an open source project to disseminate the information to a wider audience. I can’t do it all as you seem to imply. Thousands of readers have already visited the site. No doubt some of them have decided to build this way since I get emails every now and then for help on their projects. So it’s an incremental process of development. Step by step more people learn about geopolymer building and gradually the idea spreads. It’s not an illusion. It’s already happening. Maybe you can think of a way to contribute.

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  3. The more I learn, the more confused I become about all these building options. I’m tending to rule out earthbag building here in central Texas due to the extreme heat of the summer. Now, after reading about geopolymers, I’m thinking that is a possibility. Will there ever be some “formula” for extreme heat areas for those of us who want to build naturally?
    Would appreciate comments on using insulating geopolymer building tecniques to battle the Texas heat and humidity. And, how do I find the formula for making earthbag building work?

    • Geopolymer is cutting edge and so it’s rather difficult finding the materials and figuring out the details. I started the blog to help sort things out.

      It’s far simpler to just build with earthbags. Earthbag is excellent for hot, humid climates if you follow a few simple steps. Read through my Earthbag Roundhouse blog posts and Patti’s articles on building in hot, humid climates:

      Not sure why you think earthbag won’t work. Our roundhouse is way cooler than outside and we’re in a hot, humid climate. Keep reading.

  4. I wish that everything I knew wasn’t wrong…

    Looks like a great way to build in colder areas. I bet you could structure this over a catenary dome wire-frame of basalt rebar. Like building a bent Tee Pee, forever.

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