“Transition Asheville Trip to an off grid Earthbag home of Morgan Caraway & Mary Jane.
In March of 2009 Morgan and Mary moved on to a piece of land near Asheville, NC and began homesteading. At first, they lived in a yurt that they built. In July of 2009 they began constructing a round earthbag house. They finished the main part of the house at the end of November that year. The next year saw the construction of a cordwood bathroom and beginning in the Spring of 2011, they built a sunroom addition to their house. They are off of the grid and use solar power and the humanure system (http://www.humanurehandbook.com/).
They are looking to find a larger piece of land and start an intentional community with like-minded folks.”
Note how they built in stages and did a good job of keeping costs low.