Earthbag Building Guide in Spanish

Good news. The Spanish version of my Earthbag Building Guide is 99% complete thanks to the tireless efforts of Zafra and Daniel. They carried the torch after a previous volunteer started the initial translation. We’re now looking for one or … Continue reading →

Earthbag Building Guide Sample Text Part 2

It’s worth emphasizing that even though quite a bit of the content has been previously published on our various websites everything has been carefully distilled, updated, vetted by peer review and organized for maximum clarity. Dozens of new photos and … Continue reading →

Earthbag Building Guide Sample Text Part 1

Note how each step is written. There’s a title for each step, a bulleted summary and then a concise description. There’s usually a photo and/or drawing for each main step (a picture is worth a thousand words) and links to … Continue reading →

Earthbag Building Guide Book Review at Renaissance Ronin

Here’s an excerpt from Renaissance Ronin’s Blog. He’s really hilarious (and a very good architect). Owen’s new book: The Earthbag Building Guide is about as comprehensive and well organized a book on the subject of Earthen Homes as ANYONE might … Continue reading →

Earthbag Building Guide Acknowledgements

The peer review process for this book has included input from other earthbag builders. I would like to thank all those who participated in our Earthbag Building 2.0 contest and others who made contributions. Gathering the best new ideas from … Continue reading →

Earthbag Building Guide Table of Contents 2

More book reviews: “This book is very useful for anyone interested in working with earthbags…even those who have experience, since there are many new and innovative concepts presented. It embraces all aspects of safely constructing vertical earthbag walls, discusses ways … Continue reading →