Appropedia

Appropedia has loads of free information on many sustainable building topics

Appropedia has loads of free information on many sustainable building topics


“Appropedia is for collaborative solutions in sustainability, appropriate technology and poverty reduction. You are welcome to add to and edit Appropedia –
your site to find, co-create and improve the solutions we need. Contributors have made 276,802 edits and uploaded 21,556 files.” Read more from > Appropedia

DCD Studio

Custom home by DCD Stuido

Custom home by DCD Stuido


“The 42” overhangs carry runoff from 900 sq. ft. of sod roof, along recycled log boom chains, which trickle feed potted bamboos at entrance.” Read more from > DCD Studio

Protecting Earthbag Walls from UV Damage with Shade Cloth

Cover earthbag walls with shade cloth to protect against UV damage

Cover earthbag walls with shade cloth to protect against UV damage


Sunlight will break down polypropylene bags after a few weeks. Here’s a new idea to protect against UV damage. Tarps are big and awkward. Painting the bags is extra work and sort of messy. Shade cloth seems like one of the fastest, best methods to protect against UV damage. Secure the shade cloth to the bags with 2” galvanized roofing nails or something similar. Thanks to Ruedi for this tip. Read more from > Protecting Earthbag Walls from UV Damage with Shade Cloth