Could You Build This Earthbag Home Yourself?

 

I have heard about Earthship homes and they are very cool. But they are a major undertaking as far as a build goes.

Earthbag house construction appears to be one of the most economical options that lends itself somewhat easily to DIY house construction.

diy earthbag house
© Earthbag Building

Now don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of hard work involved in a DIY project such as this one. But I cannot help but think that it is more rewarding knowing that you are the one who has put in the effort.

What Is An Earthbag Building?

Earthbag house construction uses bags(often polypropylene grain bags) filled with dirt or other mineral-based materials that are tamped down in place – similar to laying bricks in courses – which creates an incredibly strong and durable wall.

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Barbed wire between courses keeps bags from slipping and adds tensile strength. The final plastered walls look just like adobe structures.

 

DIY Earthbag house building is considered to be one of the easiest methods for the average person to build. Even I might have a fighting chance!

Earthbag-Modern-Home
Earthbag Modern House @ buildagreen.world

 

If building an Earthbag house seems like something you may be interested in, the go to person is Dr. Owen Geiger. His book, Basic Earthbag Building is considered a must have for those who have an interest in DIY Earthbag construction.

 

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Earthbag Bodega

 

 

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Earthbag House @MotherEarthNews.com

 

Links:

http://www.earthbagbuilding.com/

Step By Step Earthbag House Building

 

So what do you think of the possibility of a DIY Earthbag tiny house?

 

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