The Island Earthbag Project — 8 Comments

  1. Hello!
    My name is Miguel. I’m a geologist. I saw a photo of your project. It’s great but I want to warn of the danger of flooding. I do not know which river is but the islands in the middle of a river often almost completely flooded during heavy rains.
    A greeting.

  2. LOL, I misread this late at night and signed up, I thought it was run by Owen Geiger.

    I live in Southern Maine.

    It’s cold in the long Winter, then humid in the Summer.

    I only like Spring and Fall here but they are extremely short seasons.

    A person living in Maine would be wise to have a cabin elsewhere to go to for at least 3 months a year. If not 5 or 6.

    So, Luke, if you are unable to get in touch with the people running this program, don’t get discouraged. Research the weather in Northern Maine and breathe a sigh of relief :)

    But the idea is good – we should all live with Owen Geiger on his land :)

    I’m sure he’s in a warm place :)

    Craig from Maine

  3. I hope people can get in contact with these folks, I tried to last year, and got no response. Not sure if this is still being done or not. I would love to know if someone hears from them and their progress.

  4. This is awesome! Many people are beginning to lend their land for such projects and for those who do not have the funding to do so I should direct you to programs such as the USDA’s rural redevelopment programs that offer grants and loans to people doing just what you are! We are currently seeking ways to fund our projects and workshops solely through government and private funding in order to offer free workshops to anyone who wants to learn! The faster the better! Here is the link –>

  5. One of our readers (oldtimer47) left a comment. They suggested trying DuckDuckGo search engine. On a whim I tried it and this project turned up. This search engine may not have the size and all the bells and whistles of google, but sometimes it pays to seek out different opinions and resources. Thanks for the tip.

    Update: I’ve found two additional topics for future blog posts through DuckDuckGo. And oldtimer47 also suggested reading this link that explains how google and other major search engines provide individualized/customized results based on your profile. This can be helpful at times, but it also hinders finding alternative information as explained in the article:

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