Earthbag Building Techniques

Using this simple method and renewable resources, you can build a beautiful bench and arbor for a cozy backyard retreat.

Earthbag Bench Foundation
To create a curved bench, set a stake about 56 inches from where you want the front of the bench and tie a string to it. Make a knot in the string 56 inches from the post. As you move the string, the knot makes an arc determining the shape of the bench.
Earthbag Bench
Add elegance to your backyard with this durable earthbag bench and stylish arbor.
Earthbag Bench Bags
Stack the earthbags so they’re staggered — the lines between earthbags in the top row don’t align with the lines between earthbags in the bottom row.

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