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Earthbag Water Tanks

Thursday, November 6th, 2014:

We’ve nearly finished an earthbag water tank with narrow tubes that cost $200 in materials. Plastic tanks this size retail for around $1,350 in Vanuatu, so this design costs far less than the main competing product. It won’t blow away in a hurricane, break down from UV rays or taint the water with plastic chemicals. […]  Read more from > Earthbag Water Tanks

AUWA Earthbag Rural Retreat

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014:

Here’s another wonderful project by AUWA Earth. We’ve profiled them before, but this little house caught my eye when browsing their website again. And by the way, check out their slideshow that shows a very fast earthbag building system using raschel mesh tubes.  Read more from > AUWA Earthbag Rural Retreat

Altai Straw Bale Project

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014:

“In August 2008 we saw ourselves back on the plane to Siberia. This was our second trip as a group of builders and teachers to this far and exotic place we now consider our most remote home away from home. Paul Koppana (Crestone, CO), Cindy Smith (Durango, CO) and myself, Jeff Ruppert (McKinleyville, CA) were […]  Read more from > Altai Straw Bale Project

Stilt Houses

Monday, October 20th, 2014:

“Stilt houses or pile dwellings are houses raised on piles over the surface of the soil or a body of water. Stilt houses are built primarily as a protection against flooding, but also serve to keep out vermin. The shady space under the house can be used for work or storage.  Read more from > Stilt Houses