This boulder house combines numerous really good ideas – earthbags, lower cost lightweight insulating material such as rice hulls, option of mixing the hulls with a stabilizer such as lime or cement for greater moisture protection, a bamboo or sapling frame to support the bags, and durable plaster to give the structure long lasting protection.
Our main construction goals for the project in the final week were to finish up the adobe on the walls, hang the doors and windows, finish the glass bottle wall, and grade the subfloor. With the help of some great volunteers and local workers, all of these tasks have been completed and the structure is … Read more
Here is a short documentary about building an earth sheltered earthbag Hobbit house and being able to eat it too! Very Interesting. “It’s not what you own, it’s what you do with it.” This 300 sq. foot round hobbit house with living walls and roof garden only cost about $56 ($500 including plaster) even though it’s built to last centuries.
So the time has come to start a new project. The workshop! this is going to be a huge project and is going to take about two years. im going to try and take you through the whole process on this project and hopfully even have some subscribers come and visit to help out. The building needs a name, so please feel free to offer some name ideas.
Baja BioSana is a living and learning center, a demonstration site for local and global solutions. Educational advancement occurs through immersion in a living regenerative model of the world we wish to live in. This includes a peaceful permaculture-based resort retreat, a sanctuary for residents, visitors and wildlife.
S. Samyuktha’s new house under construction at Valukkaparai is a little different from the usual – it has no bricks or cement. An architect by profession, Samyuktha was always interested in sustainable architecture and implemented the concept of Earthbag construction for her house.