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I was hoping to build an earthbag house on our new property, but we just did the jar test for our dirt, and it seems like all our dirt is sand. What are my options now?
 
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J Schtucker wrote:I was hoping to build an earthbag house on our new property, but we just did the jar test for our dirt, and it seems like all our dirt is sand. What are my options now?



You'll have to import something.  For small projects I got clay powder from a claymaking studio. There might be a larger scale option like that.  Cheap kitty litter is basically clay.  Road base from a rock supply shop might be an option.  I am sorry, that's a terrible feeling to want to do something like an earthbag home and not have clay available.  Perhaps there's an alternate building method that fits your resources better?  Hope it works out for you.
 
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I am an experienced erath builder.
You need to find clay from a site where they need to get rid of it.
The building industry has this problem often so look around and you will get lucky.
 
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