I have a dream of building my own earthbag studio. After hours of research I decided I liked the look of Owen Geiger's Earthbag Round House. and purchased his Earthbag Building Guide.
But did I have the right kind of soil. The goal was to use only recycled materials and keep costs to a minimum. Owen has plans for a $300 earthbag house and I want to do even better. It will be a challenge, but I'll give it my best shot.
Step 1. To test the soil at the Gum Tree Garden.
|The samples felt firm and seemed to hold together well.|
|The first earthbag. It will be checked in about 2 weeks to see how well the soil mix set. |
It hasn't been protected from the elements or the trespassing cattle
...so let's hope it is still intact when I get back out there
Step 2. Build something small ( to come)