Fire Resistant Green Building

“I PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT! Global Warming Equals Increasing Fire Danger Build a Durable Fire resistant Structure Fire Resistant Roofing Fire Resistant Decking Maintain a Defensible Space II LESSONS FROM THE 1993 LAGUNA BEACH FIRE – WHAT SURVIVED? – Many if … Continue reading →

Earthbag Domes for High Fire Risk Areas

I received an email about the high fire risk in Victoria and much of southern Australia, and they explained how they are considering earthbag domes as a fire safety strategy. Wooden roofs, especially houses with roof overhangs, would be at … Continue reading →

Forest Fire Destroys Homes near Earthbag Home

Today’s post is from Eco Friendly Shelters. You know, it’s one thing to talk about the excellent fire resistance of earthbag structures in the abstract, but I’m sure living through a forest fire would be much different — possibly life … Continue reading →

What about Building in Fire Country?

From time to time we answer reader’s questions. Susan: I live in a part of Texas with a lot of people who live at poverty level. This sort of building around here would provide much comfort for those who live … Continue reading →

How to Build a House That Will Self Destruct and Burn Like Crazy

We spend a lot of time here explaining how to build strong, safe houses. Let’s look at conventional code-approved building materials and see how they compare to earthbag building. Because building codes were written by big industries to favor themselves, … Continue reading →