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Earthbag Building: Potential Trillion Dollar Market

Monday, May 18th, 2015:

Yesterday I wrote to the two largest industry associations that are related to earthbag building — the Geosynthetics Society and the Textile Bag and Packaging Association. The Geosynthetics Society is the professional organization that represents engineers who design large earthbag projects for highways, railroads, erosion control, mining, marine facilities and many other industrial applications. The […]  Read more from > Earthbag Building: Potential Trillion Dollar Market

First Steps Himalaya planning to rebuild schools in rural Sindhupalchok

Sunday, May 10th, 2015:

“First Steps Himalaya constructed an earthbag Education and Training Centre just prior to the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on 25th April 2015. The building was constructed using proven earthbag construction methods utilizing polypropylene sacks, barbed wire, steel rebar and earth. The building stood up to the 7.9 magnitude earthquake as well as a 6.5 […]  Read more from > First Steps Himalaya planning to rebuild schools in rural Sindhupalchok

The Owner Builder Facebook Page

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015:

How did I miss this site of one of my favorite magazines??? Maybe because I’m not a big Facebook fan? Lots of good stuff here. There’s a close-up photo of a bamboo splitter, rammed earth fireplace and lots of other interesting natural building projects. The photo above shows a good example of a lightweight building […]  Read more from > The Owner Builder Facebook Page

Building with Earthbags in Nepal

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015:

“The small kindergarden built by FSH a few years ago was built in cement, but «in Nepal cement is really of very poor quality. Look at the walls: they are already cracked!» Durga complains. «For the training centre, we have decided that we would choose something different and, after a great deal of research, I […]  Read more from > Building with Earthbags in Nepal