Green Acres Organic Durian Eco-Retreat

Recycled wood buildings at Green Acres Organic Durian Eco-Retreat in Penang, Malaysia

Recycled wood buildings at Green Acres Organic Durian Eco-Retreat in Penang, Malaysia


“Last summer, my friend Ryan and I visited Green Acres, an eco-retreat center built on an organic durian farm. I’ve visited more than my share of pretty awesome durian farms, but right away I knew this solar-powered, off-the-grid farm was in another league of coolness. Read more from > Green Acres Organic Durian Eco-Retreat

Earthbag Rebuild Summit in Nepal

From the Earthbag Build Nepal facebook page:
Friday 4th September from 10 am to 5pm

This one day special event is aimed at concerned agencies and individuals who want to find an economical, environmentally friendly building solution that protects and saves lives.

The Summit will introduce you to earthbag building, inform you of why earthbag buildings survived the massive earthquakes of April & May 2015 and how you can utilise this earthquake resilient method in the reconstruction of Nepali schools, homes and businesses.

International guest speaker / Workshops / Discussion groups
Venue: Summit Hotel, Kopundol, Lalitpur

Workshop topics include:
Benefits of earthbag building
Earthquake strengthening & design
Best practices in earthbag building
Information on earthbag building materials Read more from > Earthbag Rebuild Summit in Nepal

Bionic Soil: Turn Soil to Stone

Bionic Soil Solutions turns soil to stone

Bionic Soil Solutions turns soil to stone


I saw this on Facebook where someone said stabilizers aren’t necessary. That is usually the case. Compacted subsoil in earthbags covered with plaster is the norm. But there may be situations where stabilizers are beneficial such as in extremely wet areas. There’s even the possibility of making an earthbag stone wall without plaster using this type of construction. There’s also the option of spraying it on walls to create stone PISE. Let us know if you try this out. Read more from > Bionic Soil: Turn Soil to Stone