Earthbag Animal Shelter in Nepal Survived the Earthquakes with No Damage

“Earthbag is an affordable and earthquake safe building method for Nepal, says Animal Nepal. The animal welfare agency was pleasantly surprised when its earthbag/adobe shelter did not sustain a single crack during the earthquakes that hit Nepal in April and … Continue reading →

Reconstructing Steel Framed Schools in Nepal with Earthbags

Phulping, Sindhupalchok: This first of its kind school reconstruction project reuses existing steel posts, steel trusses, metal roofing, foundation, concrete slab floor, windows and doors, and integrates them with earthbag tube walls. The design is very strong because the steel … Continue reading →

Mud Ball – How I Dug Myself Out of the Daily Grind: Atulya K Bingham

6 weeks, $6,000 and plenty of dirt “I couldn’t teach another lesson. Nor could I tolerate another day with a boss, a punch card, and the indigestion I suffered from bolting my muesli. This was why I’d spent the past … Continue reading →

Earthbag House in Turkey Survives 6.1 Earthquake

Earthbag Foundations for Soggy Seismic Areas By Kerry Bingham As far as I know, mine was the second earthbag structure to be built in Turkey, and it was met with widespread skepticism. With frequent earthquakes, severe flash-flooding on the south … Continue reading →