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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

Best Cold Climate Building System?

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014:

Question: I dream of building a small eco friendly country ‘cabin’. My location will be in Alberta or BC, Canada. Do you prefer earthbag technique now over straw bale? Site will be a cold climate compared to many of your examples. I do have concerns on moisture and rot for essentially an organic material. — […]  Read more from > Best Cold Climate Building System?