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Howdy,Permies..just gettting all the details here..we have a 2.25 acre 3mile from a small town of Montello Nv we are in need of earthbags ..any where you can find them?we are still in Washington...would love to get something new started there plenty of new ideas arriving.no water just high desert but its home any an all ideas welcomed...need septic built an well dug..have motorhome can stay longer...but for now just camping...pm me..MM..plenty of other propertys there to go solar communties..smile...fun in the SUN or what..going underground...smile
 
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Welcome to Permies, Melinda!

Check out the dump. Or rather what people are hauling to the dump. Bags are just an expedient way of holding the earth in an earth construction in one place. Other things that are used are tires (see Earthship) and form boards (lots of earth construction is done in lifts, raising the structure one foot at a time). Then there is the ancient way of making adobe blocks in forms and sun-drying them so that they will hold together on their own. If you see a large pile of waste destined for the landfill, and it can be filled with dirt, there's your source of 'bags'.
 
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