Friday, April 15, 2011

Earth Bag House

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011 

One day, I'm going to have house like this. An Earthbag House. Somewhere in the Kootenays with a BIG herb garden and a small apothecary. That's my dream and I'm going to make it happen, What's your dream?

Quoting from "Earthbag" Building with earthbags (sometimes called sandbags) is both old and new. Sandbags have long been used, particularly by the military, for creating strong, protective barriers, or for flood control. The same reasons that make them useful for these applications carry over to creating housing. Since the walls are so substantial, they resist all kinds of severe weather (or even bullets) and also stand up to natural calamities such as earthquakes and floods. They can be erected simply and quickly with readily available components, for very little money.

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