27 Dec '13, 12am

Earthbag Building: Round House

Earthbag Building: Round House

Starting on the rubble trench foundation. Railroad ballast was used for the rubble. The drainage pipe in place. A layer of pea gravel goes over the railroad ballast. Homemade bag stand to put bags on while you're filling them and barbed wire stand. Covering over our sediment fabric with pea gravel. Our first and second rows of stem wall - 80 lb sack concrete. 2 strands of barbed wire go between every row. The thing in the middle is our building compass, made from chain link parts, used to keep the walls round and level. Firewood used to hold the barbed wire in place. The row of gravel bags going in. When tamped, they are about 2 inches thick. Door frame up. The bottom layer of bags are double bags filled with gravel to keep water from wicking up into the walls. A strip anchor to hold the door in place. Filling a bag with a mix of clay soil from on-site and "screenings" fro...

Full article: http://www.earthbagbuilding.com/projects/roundhouse.htm

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