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Thanks Kelly for sharing on the forum.  I'm sorry I'm not more knowledgeable about earth bag, but may be interested down the road.  But I do have one question, and if it's already been answered maybe this could be merged with another thread.

It would be awesome to have a chart for when to earth bag vs. cob vs. wofati vs. straw.  Climate, availability of open space vs. no open space (trees), etc. 

Does anyone have such a chart, or have it in your head and could spit it out easily?

Also, longevity of each building method from real-world examples, pitfalls of each, and money costs.

I'm asking for a lot here but it could help lots of people get a sense of "should I be researching this one more in my situation or is it better to put my energy into researching another of the options?"  Rather than just "OMG, permaculture!" which is great for a while but, you know, we can do even better.

Thanks

 
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