• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Carla Burke
  • John F Dean
  • Nancy Reading
  • r ranson
  • Jay Angler
  • Pearl Sutton
stewards:
  • Leigh Tate
  • paul wheaton
  • Nicole Alderman
master gardeners:
  • Timothy Norton
  • Christopher Weeks
gardeners:
  • Saana Jalimauchi
  • Jeremy VanGelder
  • Ulla Bisgaard

Help needed and also information building earthbag homes in Adrian GA it's my first time

 
Posts: 14
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Help needed and also information building earthbag homes in Adrian GA it's my first time. I'm seeking individuals with or without experience to help build earthbag homes on my property. Also seeking experienced or knowledgeable individuals that could guide me in the process.
 
pollinator
Posts: 5207
Location: Bendigo , Australia
439
plumbing earthworks bee building homestead greening the desert
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Volunteers or paid labour?
What facilities do you have
What accommodation can you offer.
 
Ki Smith
Posts: 14
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Paid or volunteer is welcomed.
I have tents, portable toilets, portable showers, and portable stoves. I can provide food and drinks.
I just purchased the land.
 
John C Daley
pollinator
Posts: 5207
Location: Bendigo , Australia
439
plumbing earthworks bee building homestead greening the desert
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Ok, good start.
I suggest the following maybe in order;
- buying a book on the subject
- purchasing the earth bags
- plan something small but eventually useful
- maybe get the foundations in first and then seek assistance.
 
Ki Smith
Posts: 14
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

I've been exploring, researching, and watching builds about earthbag houses for 6 years now. I'm also reading a book. I finally have the land to build it. I just want to make sure it's being done correctly.

I'm sorry, I was going to have all of the supplies and foundations before I required help, I should have said that and worded it differently. Was seeing if there were anyone interested.

Thank you for your suggestions.
So should I delete this post then add a new one when I'm ready
 
John C Daley
pollinator
Posts: 5207
Location: Bendigo , Australia
439
plumbing earthworks bee building homestead greening the desert
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Sometimes is good to leave things up so others can see the mistake of clarity in your wording.
Its only when the conversation between is read by others that people will realise how it can be done differently.

I would continue here until you do create another page and then link them to enable a transfer of those still interested.
I would encourge having faith in your own research, otherwise you may never start!
 
Posts: 2
Location: Fairfax, United States
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
There is a youtube channel called "mylittlehouse" where a family builds several earth/dirt bag structures, I have found it immensely informative. It's actually been out there for years. You may find it useful if you've not seen it already.
 
Posts: 172
28
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

John C Daley wrote:Ok, good start.
I suggest the following maybe in order;
- buying a book on the subject
- purchasing the earth bags
- plan something small but eventually useful
- maybe get the foundations in first and then seek assistance.



I'd like to echo the two bottom ones especially. I've built some retaining walls, garden walls, and took a multi day course at calearth. Even with that, I'm still building a small shed-dome for tools before I do anything bigger. It's not that it's all that hard to do, but there are a lot of little things that you really need to learn-by-doing. It's like becoming a good barber or painter, most of the progress you make is by actually doing it. Reading and theory will only get you so far.

Putting foundations in is a process in and of itself. You'll be trenching in utilities, excavating, (probably) filling in with gravel, handling drainage, and putting in vapor barriers and sand. The foundations alone can take a qualified person several days if they have the equipment and the gravel shows up on time.

If you can get out to calearth's 4 day class I'd really recommend it. It doesn't go into super detail, but sufficient for you to know everything on your plate and options on how you can tackle it. There's a country mile of difference between building a "structure" and building a "home".
gift
 
6 Ways To Keep Chickens - pdf download
will be released to subscribers in: soon!
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic