Earthbag Construction

Make durable buildings from the dirt in your yard.



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Above and opposite page: This cement-block frame,earthbag-infill house was the first of its kind in Utah to receive a building permit.
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This undulating wall shows the results of the earthbag technique used to create a utilitarian yet artful structure.
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The Honey House, built by the authors, is a prime example of Iranian architect Nader Khalili’s corbelled dome, monolithic design.
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Co-author Kaki Hunter (center) fills a continuous earthbag tube right on the wall to minimize carrying and lifting.











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