I've been curious about building with sandbags......I would like to find someone that could help on designing a house and some idea on what it would cost on building. I've been looking at different building methods but with my income I'm needing to find something cheap and also very efficient....I have experience in framing, plumbing, and electrical....jack of all trades.... so I can do most of the work with little help. Maybe finding a workshop to go to to learn to build with earth bags.
Go to amazon and buy Earthbag Building by Kaki Hunter and Donald Kiffmeyer.
Its the best book on the subject out there. Other than that, its all trial and error. Build something small first and go from there.
Earthbag building is great for people who have lots of time and little money. It is very labor intensive and will show what kind of friends you have but in the end you will have a house that will stand up to anything.
We built a root cellar and couldn't be happier with the results.
On the other hand, if you have lots of money and little time, I would build with ICF's. Our house is built with them and it preforms better than hoped for. Warm in the winter and always cool in the summer.
If you feel like visiting Idaho ,I am adding to my existing bag house . earth bag house is the cheapest,solid,not rotting building .I also searched many options.This is the best ....for me.It goes pretty quick also ,if you know what you doing......hard work
Im also Jack.......of all trades.... good luck Martin (mluvis cesky?)
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