Today’s post is from Global Family Survival.com.
“We decided we are going to build an Earthbag and Straw Bale house. Why am I announcing this? Because we believe the time is close to finding reasonably priced land, and to take advantage of the Federal and State benefits provided for energy conservation and sustainable living. The Federal government knows that the people need to change their lifestyles for any recovery to work, so the Feds are trying to funnel as much money as they can to people who sincerely are trying to make a difference.
Here’s how the project would work: If four or five couples are thinking about building a sustainable house (one built with earthbags and/or straw bales), they would form a team or group. Property would be individually purchased and reasonably close, geographically. Preferably in the same County. One of the advantages of this type of construction is that you can do most of the construction yourself. So these eight to ten people will build one house at a time. Sort of like an old fashioned barn raising. Or like a construction crew. I’ve seen this type of “community house building” work very well in Argentina and Brazil.”
You can read the full article at Global Family Survival.com.