Lime Stabilized Adobe Bricks

“In response to a recent post on the blog, I searched for Earthen Buildings East Africa to look for photographs and came across the following link: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1187&context=theses [large file warning to those with slow Internet connections] You may judge it … Continue reading →

Terrazyme Soil Stabilizer

I’ve been reading about TerraZyme® for a number of years, but Scott Howard of Earthen Hand prompted me to comment on this soil stabilizer. It seems to be an enzyme fermented from fruit, so here’s another safe, low tech way … Continue reading →

Gypsum and Lime Stabilized Soil (Alker Technology)

Although not necessarily required for earthbag building, stabilizing soil improves water resistance and compressive strength, and speeds drying time. Since 1978, Istanbul Technical University has been researching a technique called alker technology or alker construction. Basically it’s just soil stabilized … Continue reading →