As an experienced builder, it’s fun to think of ways to improve productivity. Just imagine all the time and money you’ll save. This blog post explores three realistic earthbag building options: 1x = typical earthbag method; 2x = polypropylene tubes instead of bags; 3x = mechanized hyperadobe (raschel mesh tubes) on curved walls. (Note: An earthbag machine with 4x potential will be tested soon in Nepal, but we’ll save that for a later date.)
How to Calculate Tubing for an Earthbag Roundhouse
The following instructions are for calculating earthbag tubing in a roundhouse. For calculating the number of bags, go to How Many Bags Do I Need?
Earthbag Home in New Mexico: How Much Did it Cost?
“Throughout the summer, I kept track of my expenses here.
STOP’s Permaculture Project in Cambuquira, Brazil
“STOP the Destruction of the World organization’s Permaculture location as well as of a brick-making project they have in town, and a home that one of their scientists and his wife are building that includes some of the bricks they made. The video ends in the water park next to the hotel.”
Earthbag Social Housing – Carrancas, Brazil
“This construction project was on invitation from the local council in Carrancas, (Minas Gerais, Brazil) to offer a prototype for an eco and low cost solution to social housing. It was a three-month project which was received with much attention and enthusiasm from the community and council, and has been well-loved since by its occupants.”
“We want to create earth building awareness by running a campaign on Kickstarter.com. To do this we need a line of products. We want to represent the culture to the best of our ability by asking you first, what would you like to see?