The Making of an Earthbag House in India

In the last post I referenced the work of Sindhu Bhaskar as part of the Thannal Mud Homes Trust in India.  She and her architect husband Biju built their own earthbag home made almost entirely with natural materials. In this … Continue reading →

News About Earthbags Solving Climate Problems

USA Today just featured this article titled Homes made of sandbags, barbed wire could offer cheaper, safer shelter as climate crisis worsens. Thousands of people in Puerto Rico are still living under blue tarps three years after Hurricane Maria struck … Continue reading →

An Earthbag EcoVillage on an Indonesian Island

An eco-village of earthbag domes is growing along the coral coastline of Indonesia’s Lombok Island. The builders seeks to introduce shared housing which is built and occupied with respect for the environment. Currently there are nine domes surrounding a restaurant, … Continue reading →

Young Indian Architects and Builders Are Embracing Sustainability

There a slow revolution brewing in the world of construction. Since the mid-1960s British-born Indian architect Laurie Baker pioneered a newer method of construction by using locally available material. Many architects thought of joining this movement of making only sustainable, … Continue reading →