News About Earthbags Solving Climate Problems — 2 Comments

  1. I have heard first hand complaints regarding earthbag construction in the humid tropics regarding the homes becoming heat sinks and unbearable to live in.

    This has convinced me not to build an earthbag home in the humid tropics, though the idea is wonderful for other climates.

    Does anybody have any experience to the contrary?

    • I do usually discourage folks from building earthbag domes in wet climates, primarily because it is hard to assure that they stay leak-free. As for the thermal mass effect, that can also be an issue, so care must be taken to screen the dwelling from too much sun, or otherwise mitigate overheating.

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