Sewing Gusseted Earthbags

Sew gusseted earthbag ends with this small handheld electric sewing machine.
Sew gusseted earthbag ends with this small handheld electric sewing machine.

Touring earthbag building projects in Nepal has allowed us to gather hundreds of photos, dozens of hours of video footage, and discover lots of interesting new earthbag techniques and developments. I now have fresh content for lots of future blog posts. The volunteers and workers here are very good and so there’s quite a bit of innovation taking place. The photo above is one example of how earthbag builders in Nepal are improving the building process by sewing perfect corners on earthbags.

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Bag Suppliers in Australia

Today‚Äôs 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

Durability of Polypropylene Bags

What is the lifespan of poly bags, and will they make durable foundations? From our experience and from what we can gather from other sources, poly bags can last almost indefinitely if kept out of sunlight, and therefore double-bagged foundations appear to be extremely durable. This is important because earthbag foundations are much lower cost … Read more