Episode 1 of 4 – The strange tale of how I came to be living off the grid, and why everyone should try it at some time in their lives – possibly right now.
Permies.com Forum Discussion
As I’ve said several times here, Permies.com is a great source of information. Although their emphasis is on gardening, they also have a lot of useful information on natural building. Today’s blog post highlights one interesting discussion on their forum. Each building method has pros and cons, and it helps to research each option carefully. This is the sort of thing every owner-builder has to sort through for themselves.
Do-It-Yourself Earthbag Building: Yes You Can!
Description: This article explores the growing popularity of earthbag building (also called sandbag building) and how it can be used to provide affordable housing that’s simple enough for do-it-yourselfers to build their own home. By using dirt-cheap building materials (earth, sand, gravel, recycled materials, etc.) and eliminating expensive contractors and specialized equipment, the cost of … Read more