Interior Views of Our Roundhouse

As promised, I’m posting more pics of our roundhouse as I get time. I’ve started to upload some of these pics to my new Picasa web album. Floor: We opted for a concrete floor colored with natural iron oxide pigment. The pigment is sprinkled by hand and troweled into the top ¼” as the concrete … Read more

Roundhouse Update

People keep asking for an update on our roundhouse, so here are some recent pics. Things are coming along nicely, although there are still numerous loose ends to finish: light fixtures, interior plaster touch up, cleaning tile (ugh) and landscaping. We’re very happy with the outcome and, of course, highly recommend this building method to … Read more

What Will You Do With Your Extra Free Time?

Building your own low-cost natural house out of earthbags, locally harvested wood and clay, etc. for cash means you won’t be strapped for 20-30 years paying a mortgage. So, you’ll have thousands of extra hours to spend as you wish. Now that’s a nice thought, isn’t it? Hmm. Save money. Less stress. Simpler living. More … Read more

Earthbag Roundhouse Workshop

Date: 7 days, April 19-25, 2010 Cost: $500 includes excellent hotel, shuttle van, breakfasts, dinners, snacks Location: Sakon Nakhon, Northeast Thailand Instructor: Owen Geiger Email: strawhouses [@] yahoo dot com Roundhouse information: Round earthbag office, 15’ interior diameter, 18” walls, earthbag foundation Wood doors and windows, small bathroom, earthbag benches 16 sided wood bond beam, … Read more