TINY: A Story About Living Small (Teaser Trailer) from TINY on Vimeo.

Here’s another great find from TinyHouseDesign.com.

The video is due out in Spring 2012. Visit the website below for the latest updates.

Tiny – a story about living small


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Tiny: The Documentary about Living Small — 5 Comments

  1. Hi! I’m Angy from Romania and I want to start building my house from earthbags. I have some questions, if it is possible to answer them:
    1. What are the size of the empty bags?
    2. I can build during the autumn and winter time?(I mean is not a problem if the earthbags are geting wet?)
    3.How much moisture has to be inside of the soil?

    • Hi Angy. Be sure to try out our search engine in the upper right corner. Almost everything you need to know is free, either on this blog on our other site at EarthbagBuilding.com. Or you can save lots of time and buy my earthbag book: http://www.earthbagbuilding.com/articles/ebbuildingguide.htm

      1. average size is 18″x30″ measured when empty
      2. too much moisture will loosen the tamped soil, so cover the walls with plastic sheeting or tarps, and avoid freezing weather than can cause the soil to freeze and expand
      3. only a small amount — about the same as in the ground naturally. All you need is just enough moisture for the clay to bind to the sand and gravel. Experiment by making some test bags. They should dry very hard. If water oozes out of the bags then the soil is too wet.

    • Hi Angy,

      did you built the earthbag house in Romania? I’ m going to realize a big project in Romania, so I would appreciate to know about your experience and contact you… my email is kalikamata AT hotmail DOT de.

      @ Owen
      wow, great job, great information! You are a gift for humanity ;). I will inform you about the project, when it starts. Hopefully this summer!

      Regards
      Simone

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