Bit by bit, word of earthbag building is spreading. Even though no large industry or organization has thrown their might behind the effort, earthbag continues its grassroots growth. Occasionally we stop and ponder, in a focused way, what can be done to facilitate this growth. With that in mind, here’s a partial list of needs we would like to see.
Additional testing for shear, slippage, wind, seismic, bullet resistance
Additional engineering analysis based on test results
Design specifications for non-seismic areas
List of best practices
More input and participation by building professionals
Backing by the bag manufacturing industry (their testing data would help engineers)
More mainstream media exposure
More profiles of top notch projects (only a tiny fraction of earthbag houses are documented)
More books and videos
Do you have any further suggestions?