Barbed Wire Details in Seismic Areas

An engineer of note gave us some suggestions on how to improve earthbag corners in seismic areas. The engineer is concerned the barbed wire could shift in a quake. He felt that wire mesh anchors (4- 5 with 1″ long teeth, bent so it stands up nicely) would better secure barbed wire at corners. He … Read more

Raschel Mesh for Narrow Walls

Patti Stouter sent me this news about raschel mesh from a supplier in Canada that works perfectly for the narrow rubble walls in her Totally Tubular design. She builds hyper-wattle — tubes of lightweight insulation — on top of the narrow rubble walls. “The 18″ wide raschel got here last night and I tried it … Read more

Mesh Bags Sewn to Work Like Eternally Solar’s Bags

Several previous posts have already covered the basics of the Eternally Solar’s earthbag system. Today Dr. Johnny Anderton of Eternally Solar / EarthBagBuild explains how mesh bags can be sewn to work like their bags. Owen: What about sewing mesh bags or tubes (Hyperadobe) to create a product similar to yours? Can owner builders do … Read more

Fine Mesh Bags

Patti Stouter has been busy talking to bag suppliers, and ordering and testing samples. The goal is to create a list of the best suppliers with the best products and prices. (We currently have a short list of suppliers on our Resources page at, but it’s more of a random list of companies.) Here’s … Read more

Bag Suppliers in Australia

Today’s post is from Luke and Edwina in Australia. “Being in Australia, and keen to explore Earthbagging, I started scouting for suppliers of the bags. There seem to be any number of Chinese companies happy to send to me, but very few local manufacturers. What I found were just two, both with national presences… Colquhouns: … Read more

More Hyperadobe Videos

I found five more hyperadobe videos on YouTube. Some of the walls are rough, some are incredibly straight. It’s interesting to watch the various techniques. They’re not in English unfortunately, but it’s still a great way to learn. Hyperadobe Part 1 Hyperadobe Part 2 Hyperadobe Part 3