Earthbag Construction: One of the most practical structures is a multi-purpose structure that can serve as emergency shelters, temporary or permanent housing, root cellars or any conceivable structure.
Our blog has quite a few free emergency shelters for various purposes. All designs can be found on this blog using the built-in the search engine. Free detailed plans for these shelters are on our Free House Plans page. I’ll add this latest design there if it proves popular. Leave a comment below if you’re interested in building this earthbag shelter.
Who built these structures and when? Why? I think you’ll be surprised with Vieira’s claims. No one taught this to me in school! Whatever your conclusions, you’ll have to agree this is some amazing stonework. The link below to a longer video goes into even greater, more convincing detail if you dare go down the rabbit hole.
“This is a root cellar we built out of an old grain bin that was going to be sold for scrap metal. When we had our CSA farm in Montana we needed a place to store vegetables to eat through the winter. We also wanted a place to keep the veggies cool while we prepared … Read more
Here’s a comment by poster ilekjer at Instructables.com: I was actually planning to build an earth-cellar, kinda like the ones built here in Norway for a couple of thousand years. They were/is used primarily for storing vegetables and food. They hold the temperature roundabout 8-10 °C in summertime and about 4-6 °C in the winter. … Read more
“With patience and persistence, many hands came together to make the Superadobe Root Cellar project possible. The project is now very near completion, with the main body of work completed. Here Danny R., Phil J. and Steve N. celebrate a day of work completed. Finishing touches will be to back-fill around the root cellar, do … Read more