Stepped Earthbag Foundations — 4 Comments

  1. Hello Mr. Geiger, I´m planning on building an earth bag house of 1 and 1/2 stories high (first floor whole area and second floor only half of first floor area) on a slope. I plan on having first floor door looking down slope and second floor door looking up slope. The problem I have is that I don´t want to have the down slope fachade two stories high (as I also want a green roof as a hobbit´s house) can I build the side walls with this same stepped foundations technique? as they should be sloped as well (not leveled) but how can I do the top beam? thanks for the attention. Regards, Felix from Colombia.

    • Yes, nearly anything is possible. You can make the roof almost any shape you want. Simple shapes like shed roofs are easier to build and less expensive.

    • That’s the side view of the earthbag foundation and the beginning of the earthbag wall. The dashed line is the grade line.

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