Earthbag Retaining Walls for Pathways and Erosion Control

Earthbags are most commonly used for houses, schools, greenhouses, survival shelters and water tanks. Another very practical use for earthbags is retaining walls. These can range from massive retaining walls along highways to small garden walls. This article is about … Continue reading →

Earth and Sun Earthbag Workshop, Taos, NM

“A co-creative community building a sustainable earthbag home: MAY 30 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 TAOS, NEW MEXICO This workshop: we envision a diverse collective of people, women and men, young and old, experienced and inexperienced in building skills, joining together … Continue reading →

Bamboo Domes in Vietnam

“Vo Trong Nghia Architects recently released new photos of eight bamboo domes rising on an islet on Saigon River in Vietnam. The completed structures comprise part of a multifunctional community center for the Diamond Island project, a series of large … Continue reading →

Standing Dead Timber

Store-bought lumber is cost prohibitive for many people. One good alternative for natural builders is using standing dead trees – trees that have been killed by insects or fire and are still standing. For best results, select trees that have … Continue reading →