This blog, created by Dr. Owen Geiger and Kelly Hart, is an adjunct to our websites www.earthbagbuilding.com and www.earthbagstructures.com. We are very pleased to bring this blog to the public and hope that over time it will provide a service in both revealing new information about earthbag building and also providing a way for people to interact with us and others who place comments here.
This is our way of creating a community of folks from around the world who want to find out more about earthbag building and share their ideas with all of us.
Why We Created EarthbagBuilding.com
There is an astounding amount of information on the Internet, including information on earthbag building, but it is very time consuming to find just what you need. Projects, articles, pictures, blogs, forum postings, etc. are scattered everywhere, much of it repetitive or not useful.
It takes a human editor/researcher to filter out the best content. The search process for this website has taken around 80 -100 hours so far, mostly a little here and there in our spare time. Most people won’t spend that much time searching for a new topic they’re just learning about, and so the information remains essentially ‘buried.’
We used different search engines and different search features to uncover the information. Google Images search feature was particularly helpful. (Click on Images from the Google home page.) Search phrases included ‘earthbag’, ‘sandbag’, ‘earthbag building’, ‘sandbag building’, ‘earthbag construction’, ‘sandbag construction’, ‘earthbag shelter’… You get the idea. Each search phrase turned up new information!
This process has uncovered over 100 interesting earthbag projects so far, and more are discovered each week. So there’s a lot of great information out there, but most people aren’t aware of it … yet.
Like our mission statement says, “Sharing information and promoting earthbag building,” now we’re compiling all the best articles, projects, photos, websites and other resources for your convenience and to help mainstream building with earthbags. In addition, all of the content is searchable from one search page: www.earthbagbuilding.com/search.htm
We hope you enjoy our site!
Disclaimer of Liability and Warranty
We specifically disclaim any warranty, either expressed or implied, concerning the information on these pages. No one associated with this site will have liability for loss, damage, or injury, resulting from the use of any information found on this or any other page at this site.