A Small Octagonal House for Hurricanes and Tornadoes

“This octagon house was built as a ‘granny cabin’ with tornadoes in mind. After Hurricane Katrina tore down his house Paul built himself a dome and his mom an octagon. This is what he has to say about it!” … Continue reading →

Earthbag Domes Survive Hurricane Chapala

“Hi Owen, Our earthbag dome has not been finished, we ran out of budget. The Chapala cyclone hit the area with very severe storms and rains a few weeks ago, here are the walls before and after.” … Continue reading →

Survival Tactics: Dirt Cheap Bullet-Proof Earthbag Shelters

“Environmentalist’s best kept secret and the concrete industry’s worst nightmare… … the earthbag method means that you can build a small retreat to withstand bullets, floods, hurricanes, storms and fires much better than a conventional house.” … Continue reading →

Massive Earthbag Retaining Walls

I have to laugh when people keep asking me if earthbag building is strong. Earthbags (sand bags) have centuries of use by militaries worldwide, because they’re bomb, blast and bullet resistant. Millions of sand bags are used each year for … Continue reading →

Low-Cost Survival Shelter Earthship for Cyclone Pam Survivors

“Earthships can be built to create fantastic survival shelters. This simple shelter is being constructed in Te Puke (New Zealand) as part of a training program aimed at teaching survivors of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu how to construct these robust … Continue reading →

Earthbag Wall Bracing Overview

Our sister site, Earthbag Structures.com, has lots of good information about building with earthbags in disaster prone areas. Click on the link to read the full article. This blog post is just a summary. … Continue reading →