There is an earthbag building at a hotel in northern Mexico. I travel near there every 3-4 months, so have been able to follow the progress. The last trip it seems to be finished on the exterior, so wanted to grab a photo for you.
“An ExPat experience of building a small house in Pinal Villa, Costalegre, Jalisco.
“A piece of land and a home to live on the outskirts of Guanajuato. A green building project underway.
Green home by Alberto Cardenas, Tepalcate Construction, Cuernevaca, Mexico. Must see to believe. I was a bit shocked to see this even after working with earthbags for years. This is close to a million dollar home. The video above shows the house under construction. Links below show each stage of construction, including the finished house.
“Short documentary about Adobe Homes built by Ramon Quintana in Santa Isabel Mexico.”
“The state of Sonora recognized that to their south, in the Valle del Yaqui, the area around Ciudad Obregon, they had vast reservoirs of wheat straw that could be utilized for building. With a new governor in place, there was motivation to begin experimenting once again with straw bale buildings and take advantage of what was learned from our Obregon experience. Once we got the project underway, we secured the help of our friend Emiliano Lopez, who was in charge of the Save the Children building as well as the Cuenca Los Ojos ranch building to oversee the construction of this house.