Forum Discussion

As I’ve said several times here, 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.

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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