Reddit: Earthbag Builders Resource Center

Earthbag building page on Reddit
Earthbag building page on Reddit

“Earthbag Building: Earthbag construction is an inexpensive method to create structures which are both strong and can be quickly built. It is a natural building technique that evolved from historic military bunker construction techniques and temporary flood-control dike building methods.
This Reddit page is not very active at this time. That could change of course. That’s why I’m posting this. Maybe some earthbaggers have time to answer basic questions and point people in the right direction.

9 thoughts on “Reddit: Earthbag Builders Resource Center”

  1. I am having a really hard time getting the lime Type S that is suggested for earthbag building – only option is Quickrete with mix of sand. I don’t want to use cement but have no option, I live in a freeze area in Canada as well. Also how do you compute how much soil to be delivered to fill the earth bags. Not able to find information anywhere? Can somone help?

  2. I think facebook groups have taken over now. The facebook groups for earthbag building are extremely active. So maybe post questions and join those groups and then have websites for all the printed material. So posting a link to a webpage when topics come up in facebook groups.

    Im in Spain. I have noticed some countries entire businesses are advertised through facebook.



    • I appreciate the tips but you won’t catch me on farcebook, I value my privacy too much. Reddit is anonymous. I’ll find a way.

      • Yes im anonymous on facebook too. Just put a false last name and date of birth. I have two photos. Only friends are earthbag building groups. My nieces facebook account was hacked last week. Told her not to use it and put all her private details on there. Young people dont care until identity theft, internet bullying etc. Email is great. Not greatfor hillary though haha. Yeah you can keep privacy. Just put false name, date of birth etc.

        They will track you for marketing. Always log out, delete cookies. Google tracks you too. But in the end just using the internet you are tracked by your ISP. So yeah im ok with ISP tracking every page i look at, otherwise i cannot use the internet at all. Also there is software that stops tracking by companies.

        Always a way to stop having identity theft and all the other imternet crimes happen to you amd they are very easy:).

        Goodluck to all that read this:).


  3. As a longtime Redditor, and frequnt visitor to your site and the subreddit you’re posting about, I really appreciate you doing this. It’s awfully sad to go there and not see a post for months, much less actually try to get any sort of advice.

    There’s at least 1 other subreddit devoted to the same topic,, where mine is the last post and as you can see I got little help and came to you for help, credit is given in last comment. Thanks again for your contributions.

  4. We’re working on an earthbag building project in Hawaii and have purchased some of Owen Geiger’s plans for it. We’ll keep a closer eye on this now that we’re entering the ‘action’ phase of things. So thrilled!!

  5. Thanks for posting this Owen. I’m going to spend some time over there. We have 7houses built over here in the Philippines after typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in 2013 and we’re working on sailing up our capacity now.

    Hopefully I can make some time to tell our story and send you a few blogpost to share about what we’ve done.

    • Good to hear from you Darnell! I’ve been waiting and wondering about your project for a long time. Please, please, put together at least two blog posts. There’s a lot of earthbag interest in the Philippines as I’m sure you know.

      Also, try to get an update from Coron. They never sent their details and haven’t replied to my emails.


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