Earthbag Building Guide Sample Text Part 1

Note how each step is written. There’s a title for each step, a bulleted summary and then a concise description. There’s usually a photo and/or drawing for each main step (a picture is worth a thousand words) and links to my YouTube videos. I believe this interactive process — reading, looking at detailed photos and … Read more

Earthbag Building Guide Acknowledgements

The peer review process for this book has included input from other earthbag builders. I would like to thank all those who participated in our Earthbag Building 2.0 contest and others who made contributions. Gathering the best new ideas from the best builders has helped make this a better book. Contributors include Dr. Bill Taha, … Read more

Earthbag Building Guide Now Available!

Earthbag Building Guide: Vertical Walls Step-by-Step By Owen Geiger Much has been learned about earthbag building over the last few decades through research, trial and error, and sharing of information. It is becoming increasingly clear what works best and why. And now with engineer-approved methods for building in code-enforced areas, it is time to pull … Read more

Earthbag Building Guide Update

My new earthbag book is 99.99% finished. I found one more minor typo (it’s endless). I just sent the book to everyone who contributed and asked for their feedback once again. Also, I’ve decided to hire another editor to independently check every link and look for typos. As soon as they’re done, I’ll upload the … Read more

Instructable: How to Build an Earthbag Roundhouse

Due to the enormous popularity of my first earthbag instructable, I’ve added a new one about building roundhouses. This is the most comprehensive earthbag roundhouse information published anywhere on the Internet, with step-by-step directions and lots of photos. “We built this earthbag roundhouse in 2010 as part of an earthbag workshop in Thailand, and finished … Read more

Cool Pantries: Storing Food Without Using Power

What’s the difference between a cool pantry and root cellar? Humidity. Root cellars are very practical for storing certain types of produce, and have been a key part of sustainable households for centuries. Root cellars are kept fairly moist in order to best preserve the crops that are stored there. However, the high humidity limits … Read more