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Earthbag Building (The Tools, Tricks and Techniques)

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The only comprehensive, illustrated, step-by-step guide to building with earthbags.

Over seventy percent of Americans cannot afford to own a code-enforced, contractor-built home. This has led to widespread interest in using natural materials-straw, cob, and earth-for building homes and other buildings that are inexpensive, and that rely largely on labor rather than expensive and often environmentally-damaging outsourced materials.

Earthbag Building is the first comprehensive guide to all the tools, tricks, and techniques for building with bags filled with earth-or earthbags. Having been introduced to sandbag construction by the renowned Nader Khalili in 1993, the authors developed this "Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique" over the last decade. A reliable method for constructing homes, outbuildings, garden walls and much more, this enduring, tree-free architecture can also be used to create arched and domed structures of great beauty-in any region, and at home, in developing countries, or in emergency relief work.

This profusely illustrated guide first discusses the many merits of earthbag construction, and then leads the reader through the key elements of an earthbag building:

  • Special design considerations
  • Foundations, walls, and floors
  • Electrical, plumbing, and shelving
  • Lintels, windows and door installations
  • Roofs, arches and domes
  • Exterior and interior plasters.

With dedicated sections on costs, making your own specialized tools, and building code considerations, as well as a complete resources guide, Earthbag Building is the long-awaited, definitive guide to this uniquely pleasing construction style.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Kaki Hunter, Donald Kiffmeyer
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    288
    Publisher:
    New Society Publishers (June 1, 2004)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780865715073
    ISBN-10:
    0865715076
    Weight:
    24oz
    Dimensions:
    8" x 10" x 0.6"
    Case Pack:
    24
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    CONSORTIUM-Metadata_Only_Consortium_Customer_Group_Metadata_20180911100646-20180911.xml
    Folder:
    CONSORTIUM
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