Will Natural Building Readily Take Off? « Earthbag Building Blog

Owen Geiger over at Earthbag Building Blog answers this question check it out at Will Natural Building Readily Take Off? « Earthbag Building Blog.

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Featured Instructable

January 23, 2011 by Owen GeigerHi Owen Geiger!

Your Instructable “Step-by-Step Earthbag Building” was just featured by one of our editors!

Being featured means we think you are awesome. Keep up the great work!

EricFounder and CEO of Instructables

Step-by-Step Earthbag Building Instructable

Note: this Instructable has received over 2,400 hits in just two months, and is indicative of the growing popularity of earthbag building in general.

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Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques Natural Building Series

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Over 70 percent of Americans cannot afford to own a code-enforced, contractor-built home. This has led to widespread interest in using natural materials-straw, cob, and earth-for building homes and other buildings that are inexpensive, and that rely largely on labor rather than expensive and often environmentally-damaging outsourced materials.Earthbag Building is the first comprehensive guide to all the tools, tricks, and techniques for building with bags filled with earth-or earthbags. Having been introduced to sandbag construction by the renowned Nader Khalili in 1993, the authors developed this “Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique” over the last decade. A reliable method for constructing homes, outbuildings, garden walls and much more, this enduring, tree-free architecture can also be used to create arched and domed structures of great beauty-in any region, and at home, in developing countries, or in emergency relief work.

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