Cool Pantry Update

We’re making good progress on our cool pantry – a shed roof addition behind our kitchen. A cool pantry keeps food cool without electricity (although we’re going to use ours as a storage room). It was built during this year’s … Continue reading →

Building an Earthbag Home in Northern New Mexico

I just found this new blog by Aly B. Following her adventure will likely give you lots of ideas for your own home. Text below is from their site. “How did I ever come up with the idea to build … Continue reading →

NPR Radio: Dirt Bag House

This just in from Joe Newman, who’s building his earthbag home in New Mexico. “We have a locally produced show on NPR called Ozarks at Large. We recently had a 5 minute spot aired on earthbag building. We were interviewed … Continue reading →

Instructable: Insulated Earthbag Foundations for Yurts

This Instructable includes complete step-by-step instructions on how to make an insulated earthbag foundation. You can use the same process to make insulated foundations for any type of structure – straw bale, earthbag, cordwood, etc. Yurts or gers are very … Continue reading →

Garden House in Tanzania

Here’s a nice project one of our readers sent in. Text below is from Birgit. “I just remembered I said I would send you a few pictures of my first experiment with lime mix earthbags here in Tanzania. So far … Continue reading →