The US and South America have re-energised the use of earth as an architectural building component through earthbag
All proceeds for the track go to the Nepal Earthbag
House Appeal, set up by Liverpool musician Chris Preston.
Good Earth Nepal provides aid to the Nepalese people through the construction of new homes and schools using sustainable, affordable and earthquake-resistant Earthbag
technology developed by world renowned Dr.
Smith, as well as Earthbag
Building by Kaki Hunter and Donald Kiffmeyer caught the attention of the customers of Fertile Ground bookstore in Toronto, and Serious Straw Bale by Paul Lacinski and Michel Bergeron, and Change the World for Ten Bucks were popular at Chat Noir Books in New Liskeard, Ontario.
Then a friend suggested earthbag
building and soon after we were hooked.
Building by Khaki Hunter & Donald Kiffmeyer (2004, New Society Publishers)
They cover adobe, cob, rammed earth, earthbag
, light-clay, straw-bale, hybrid, and bamboo.
Mentored by Khalili himself, Diaz is showing that the Earthbag
Construction System is proving to be fast, inexpensive, sturdy and environmentally friendly.
Light-clay and straw-bale are also included, and less common here at home, earthbag
, earth-rammed tyres and bamboo.
We plan to start constructing our earthbag
home this summer.
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Building With Earth, A Guide to Flexible Form Earthbag
Construction, by Paulina Wojciechowska is published by Chelsea Green Publishing.