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Archive for December, 2009

Tampers from Building Supply Centers

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009:

It’s relatively easy to make your own earthbag tampers, but some may decide it’s simpler and more expedient to just purchase them. Here’s one tamper I came across after a quick search on the Internet: Ames True Temper 8″ x 8″ Tamper, 42 inch hardwood handle, $24.98, available from Lowe’s building supply centers.  Read more from > Tampers from Building Supply Centers

Wood Siding on Earthbag Houses

Saturday, December 19th, 2009:

There’s a plethora of building options not covered in the current earthbag literature, one of which is using wood siding on earthbag houses. Plaster is by far the most common wall finish, but it’s always good to know about other options. For instance, you may have access to a portable sawmill and low cost timber […]  Read more from > Wood Siding on Earthbag Houses

An Earthbag Sauna

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009:

A couple in Alberta, Canada have built what appears to be a very nice little dome sauna with earthbags. They say that they have only spent about $125 (mostly on bag material), with the rest of the materials either dug from their property or gleaned from dumps, etc. The bags were first covered with a […]  Read more from > An Earthbag Sauna

The Earthbag Building Network

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009:

I am very pleased to announce that a new forum has been created where people can share information, photos, videos, questions, and network socially…all about earthbag building! It is The Earthbag Building Network and it is very easy to register and become a participant. I just did, and I hope that many of you will […]  Read more from > The Earthbag Building Network