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Pictures of progress to date on our earthbag pump house

 
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This is from the first couple of days of laying bags. Beofre laying the bags I dug and filled a rubble trench with a french drain system



here is a little youtube tour of the excavation BEFORE we started laying bags



after a couple more layers we put the door frame brace in and raised a tarp to keep the area dry...ish



Just about a month later this is where we are. We only get to work on fridays and saturdays, though fridays its just me and then some friends usually show up on saturday.



The tires are the window form braces!



we have also been adding a mud/hay plaster as we go to help fill out the gaps and start the wall finish



I think a few more weekends and we will be ready to put a roof on!!!
Thanks for looking and I hope you stay tuned!!
 
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Joby Dorr : Love the window bracing idea ! Over inflated, Bald 'maypops' should work a treat! Just deflate when ready for the final window treatment.

Also very easy to bolt up or wire two together, then you disassemble taking one out the inside and the other out the outside, Or - lots of possibilities

For the good of the Crafts ! Big AL
 
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