Discount Raschel Mesh Tubing

Here’s a bit of good news from Patti Stouter. I just heard from Maurice Wilson that the raschel mesh tubing for Hyperadobe earth building has come in. He has a limited supply, but the manufacturer has sent longer rolls. These … Continue reading →

Mesh Bags Versus Poly Bags: Differences in Working Properties

I finally had a chance to build with mesh bags. Previously I had made some test bags, but this week we included a whole course of mesh bags in our current Cool Pantry project. More photos coming soon. In this … Continue reading →

Raschel Bags Susceptibility to UV Damage Confirmed

Just like polypropylene bags, raschel bags also are susceptible to UV damage. This is no surprise to long term readers, but I’m just reporting my experience to encourage earthbag builders to protect their structures from ultraviolet damage. The raschel earthbag … Continue reading →

Open Weave Fabric: Ideal Working Properties

I was able to find some fruit and vegetable bags that seem to match what is being used in Brazil by Fernando Pacheco, the developer of the Hiperadobe earthbag system. What I’ve located is an open weave synthetic fabric, 5 … Continue reading →