I have a lot of fun reading other people’s earthbag blogs. This is a great way to pick up ideas and see what others are up to. You might even have some laughs. Two very fun and interesting blogs by a couple in Canada are All you need is mud and Canadian Dirtbags. Today’s post that describes their bag closing technique is swiped from their All you need is mud blog. Take a close look at their house photos (mostly at Canadian Dirtbags) and it’s obvious that details like this help create neater, stronger, straighter walls that are faster and easier to plaster.

“Shown below are pictures of how we close our bags. I fold the top like an envelope, sides first, then ends. They are pinned shut with a nail.”

You can close ends of earthbags like folding an envelope.

You can close ends of earthbags like folding an envelope.


Finished bag end secured with nail.

Finished bag end secured with nail.

Also from their blog: “I’ve decided to leave the rat race to the rats. Self-sufficiency seems to be the only way to live what I consider a decent life. Natural building, permaculture, homesteading is what keeps me busy these days.”


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