Summary of Earthquake Resistant Earthbag Building Methods

Earthbag corners reinforced with strong plastic mesh and external rebar pins

Earthbag corners reinforced with strong plastic mesh and external rebar pins


We’ve posted quite a few blog posts over the years about how to reinforce earthbag buildings. Due to the earthquake in Nepal, we’re getting lots of questions about reinforced earthbag methods for earthquake regions. The following list will save people lots of time searching our blog and websites. Watch for more news on this topic in the future. Read more from > Summary of Earthquake Resistant Earthbag Building Methods

Natural Building Trainer Needed for Circle Pines Summer Camp

Hello Earth Builders!
Circle Pines Summer Camp is seeking a dedicated work project leader for construction. The construction leader will plan, oversee, and assist teams of counselors and campers in small, sustainable building projects throughout the summer. Ideally, campers who participate in these projects will gain skills in design and tool safety while seeing a building project through from start to finish. Read more from > Natural Building Trainer Needed for Circle Pines Summer Camp

UN Promoting Green Homes in Nepal

GREEN HOMES – PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE HOUSING IN NEPAL
“This three year (2013-1015) project funded by the European Union aims at promoting sustainable housing technologies and services to contribute towards mitigating climate change and reducing poverty through creation of green jobs and moving towards a green economy. Read more from > UN Promoting Green Homes in Nepal

My Ecological Homestead For Sale in Colorado

whole spreadI don’t usually use this space to promote things, but in this case I would like to put out the word that my wife and I have decided to sell our home in Crestone, Colorado that we have developed over the last five years as an ecological homestead. I have written about some of the elements of this home before in this blog, as well as in my recent book about green remodeling.

The original house was a double-wide manufactured home (27 X 40 ft., two bedroom, two bath) that was securely anchored to a permanent foundation. It came with the “Alaska Package” that is well insulated with 6″ stud walls, and this has been improved with additional radiant barrier insulation and solid wood exterior siding.

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