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  • Building Workshops 09 Dec '14, 4am

    Our budding ecovillage is the location for this course, where there are already several mostly completed Earthbag buildings. You will learn the skills needed to plan and finish your own buildings out of earth, rocks, and wood. Learn the art of masonry dome building with Earthbags. We ...

  • Building: Torus Design 09 Nov '14, 3am

    My main goal has been to reduce the cost of housing, while also making the designs sustainable, easy to build and livable. The easiest way to cut costs is to build small, so almost every plan I design is less than 1,000 interior square feet. I've tried to return to the sizes prevalent...

  • Lots of interesting sandbag machines out there #flood

    Sandbag Machines 06 Jul '14, 6pm

    A sandbagging manufacturing apparatus designed to be used with standard sanding trucks normally used with a broadcast spreader. The truck includes a large hopper with a hydraulically controlled conveyor belt located longitudinally inside the large hopper that delivers sand to a rear o...

  • WEEKLYROUNDUP: Eco Village Project in Lake Victoria via via @ArchiDATUM

    Building: Uganda Ecovillage 24 Aug '14, 1am

    During August and September, 2008, Sunny Tsai volunteered to assist a team of two architects and eight professors, under the direction of Akio Inoue of Tenri University, Japan, to construct an ecovillage by Lake Victoria, Uganda, East Africa. The East African Community is an organizat...

  • Hımm nicely done: 3D printed rural house

    Building: Hiperadobe Step-by-Step 19 Jul '14, 8am

    Hyperadobe Step-by-Step from From Superadobe, created by the Iranian Nader Khalili, was developed Hyperadobe by Fernando Pacheco of EcoOca in Brazil. The big difference between the two is that Superadobe uses woven polypropylene bags with barbed wire between ...

  • "Earth bag" framework for raised beds-- details at

    Building: A Garden Bed Made with Sheets 31 Mar '14, 4am

    We were looking for an easy, cheap and relatively quick method of building a wall to create a raised garden bed. We first read about earth bag building in an Owner Builder magazine years ago. A quick search on the Internet found us lots of examples and plenty of basic instructions. It...

  • A Manual for Building an Earthbag Shelter

    A Manual for Building an Earthbag Shelter 08 Jun '14, 5pm

    It is necessary to draw an outline for the intended wall at the construction site that follows the plan for what you are building. 1. Find the center of the circle and pound in a steel post. Tie a rope to the base of the post. 2. Tie a steel pole to the other end of the rope. 3. The l...

  • Earthbag Building: Community Center for Al-Jawasreh Village

    Building: Community Center for Al-Jawasreh Village 08 Feb '14, 2am

    I am a self-employed, realtor, green builder, eco-designer, and permaculture specialist, working as a consultant in Divinésia, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Excavations of the foundations for SUPERADOBE! The excavations for the foundations are filled with gravel to improve the drainage. Found...

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