Earthbag Planters

Several new earthbag planter projects have been added to our Projects webpage at (our companion website). This seems like a popular option that has lots of potential. An Earthbag Raised Bed Garden from, Ecovillage Training Center, Summertown, TN provides their recipe, building techniques and photos for building planters/raised garden beds. Beth’s Earthbag Construction … Read more

Do-It-Yourself Earthbag Building

The two largest obstacles to home ownership are expensive building materials and overly complex construction methods that require specialized skills and equipment. The problem is so acute that over 70 percent of Americans are unable to afford contractor-built homes. With the current downturn in the economy and the loss of millions of jobs, the housing … Read more

Workshop Calendars and Bulletin Boards

Perhaps you’re getting ready to build your earthbag house and would like an extra hand (or 5-6!).  At the same time, there are quite a few people looking for hands-on learning opportunities.  Communities have utilized barn raisings and similar events for many years.  Now it’s easy to promote your project and get the help you … Read more

Getting Started

Are you new to earthbag building and wondering how to get started? Here’s a list of helpful features we’ve put together on our website: Slide Show: This is the largest collection of earthbag photos available on the Internet. Photo captions provide key facts for follow-up research. Earthbag Videos: All the best videos are assembled … Read more

Gusseted Bags

A gusseted bag has a seam that eliminates bulging, protruding corners. Gusseted bags create neat, squared bag ends. Although not required for earthbag building, they can reduce plastering work somewhat by creating flatter wall surfaces. Unfortunately, they’re not readily available in our area, so I just smack any protruding corners with a hammer or stitch … Read more

Project in Belize

We have a new webpage on the Project in Belize. It’s primarily a photo essay, but the photos are of such good quality that they pretty much explain the process. Thanks for the excellent photos Brendon! Kaki Hunter and Doni Kiffmeyer, the authors of Earthbag Building are present, and their trademark methods are employed. I … Read more