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I would love to make an earthbag greenhouse.
 
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Tell us more S.  Do you have questions about making one or are you in the planning stages?  What's keeping you from building one tomorrow?  
 
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I'd love to hear more too. A greenhouse is definitely on the roadmap for my property, but I have a ways to go in hashing out the details. I picked up a good book on solar greenhouses (I'm trying to avoid one that needs artificial heating etc) but there are still a lot of choices to make and earthbag building seems like it could be pretty cost-effective.
 
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I'm thinking of a greenhouse with the north wall made of earth bags and possibly knee-height wall on the other faces. I'm a little stuck on what to do for a proper foundation to go under the earth bags though. I 'm in Zone 6 in SW Pennsylvania. Snow load is a concern but not as much as wet and possibly heaving soil that the structure would sit upon.
 
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so need to buy some land where i can go offgrid and build with earthbags, or
 
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It is highly moisture resistant earthbag construction.
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