Historic corbelled stone structures have inspired a dome builder near Taos, New Mexico to build with earthbags.

Historic corbelled stone structures have inspired a dome builder near Taos, New Mexico to build with earthbags.

Today’s post is from Home Sweet Hive blog — My journey of building a green, inexpensive, handmade house. I LOVE seeing all these new earthbag blogs popping up where people are sharing their firsthand stories.

“The dome structure appeals to me because it resembles a beehive (I don’t call myself The Pollinatrix for nothing.) For years, I’ve been fascinated by the peregrini, wandering Irish monks of the early Celtic church who would set up beehive-like cells wherever they stopped and stayed for a while. Soon I will get to live in my very own 21st century “Be Hive,” as I’ve come to think of it.

Since choosing this method and starting this blog, I’ve discovered a variety of other bloggers who are either in the process of building with earthbags, are planning an earthbag house, or have already completed one. Just peruse my blogroll, and you’ll see what I mean. I’ve even found a couple of people in my area who are or will be building with earthbags. All of this is just incredibly encouraging, to see that truly anyone, no matter how inexperienced at building, can do this, and do it very inexpensively. And to be part of what feels like a true movement at a time when that movement is really taking off is exciting, especially when there is a sense of community simultaneously building around it, no matter how “virtual.””


Taos Hive Homes — 7 Comments

  1. I am investigating into building a small earthbag dome. I live north of questa and will probably doing most of the work myself. do you have any workshops in the near future? thanks. also i am a little concerned about the building code. grace

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  3. Thanks for the shoutout, Owen. And for maintaining such a wonderful clearinghouse of earthbag info.

    I want to clarify that I’m not going to actually attempt to replicate those beehives, but they do inspire me!

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