Come and join the Earthbag revolution with this great new technique that will get you building in no time!
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Of all earth building techniques, Earthbag building (or ‘Superadobe’) is the easiest to learn and most forgiving in terms of what type of earth you can use – this means that anyone can start building structures for their backyard or additions to their home, using the earth beneath your feet.
Because Earthbag doesn’t necessarily have to be load-bearing, you can use it an an infill material for an existing structure or for Council-approved post-and-beam structures and still gain the huge benefits of building with the earth without needing to worry about engineering and Council approval.
Building with the earth provides you with huge health and comfort benefits. You can build any thickness wall and notice a difference but ideally, to achieve maximum benefits you should aim for walls with a thickness of at least 300mm. Using earthbag is a quick and easy way to achieve this thickness, giving you all the properties of a solid rammed earth wall but in a flexible form and without the need for awkward formwork – so you are free to design the house of your dreams!
Best of all, this method is achievable. It is so simple that is is possible even as a solo builder to construct using this – although why do that when friends and family love getting involved and make the process all the more enjoyable.
Earthbag earth walls provide you with:
- High thermal mass
- Great acoustic insulation
- Protection from electromagnetic radiation (for example from mobile phone towers and overhead powerlines)
- Humidity control
- Internal day/night temperature balance