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Posts Tagged ‘Insulation’

Shredded Styrofoam in Earthbags

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015:

My name is Roberta, I live in Minnesota. I am writing because I am interested in building an Insulated Earthbag house and I have a few questions. I am thinking about building a play house first to try and then a home. I have been researching lots of different building materials and ideas. I was […]  Read more from > Shredded Styrofoam in Earthbags

Rice Hull Bag Tiny House

Monday, April 27th, 2015:

You can turn an ordinary post and beam structure into a superinsulated tiny home for very low cost, and minimal time and effort. This project shows how easy it is to wrap a post and beam tiny home with rice hull bags in non-code areas. Bags of rice hulls turn what would ordinarily have been […]  Read more from > Rice Hull Bag Tiny House

Rice Hull Mesh Earthbags

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015:

This bit of news is a nice breakthrough for rice hull earthbag building. Using a suggestion from Richard, a long time reader, I made a test bag using raschel mesh and rice hulls. I had previously ruled out using rice hulls in mesh bags, because it seemed certain that the hulls would fall through. Well, […]  Read more from > Rice Hull Mesh Earthbags