Matthew Nistico wrote:Hello Joel,
Just a quick note. Not your dream "perma girl" here, but wanted to say hi and welcome to permies. I can only assume that you are located in the Ozarks, based on your username (or is that your real name? if so, cool!)? You might want to make that more clear in your post, since it is pretty important. Anyway, since you are interested in underground homes and are new here, you might not be familiar yet with Paul's work on promoting a building model that he calls "wofati." You should check it out! He doesn't use earthbags, but even if you do there is still a lot of relevant info on how to design an underground house that will really manage groundwater flow and therefore last. Start by reading his introductory article: go to richsoil.com and click the wofati link at top left. Also search the forums here at permies for wofati threads. I know there is a thread somewhere with some computer schematics posted that don't appear in his article - they were the first images that really got me to visualize the key concepts of the design.
Peace, and good luck with your homesteading and matchmaking dreams!