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Eco Building Course

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Posted by Rami Siam over 8 years ago

Here are some photos of the Earthbag building course we held at Sustainalivity earlier this year. 

Phase One of the building is a 4m diameter x 3m high cylinder set into a south-facing terrace, with only a quarter of the building exposed.

To fill the Earthbags, we used 60% soil that was dug out of the terrace and 40% bought in sand/gravel aggregate. Then we added 20% lime to stabilise the mixture.

Phase Two will be an adjoining structure on the upper terrace utilising a combination of building techniques, which may include straw bales, Earthbag and a method I’ve recently discovered involving double layer chain-link wire fencing infilled with small rocks and plastered over.

This second phase will take place in Spring 2016. We will hold an extended residential training course, to include both theory and hands-on experience.

Flyers and booking information will be available soon.


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