Our First Earthbag House Build Circa 2009 Every visit to stores these days brings new sticker shock. Lumber prices blew up early in the Age of Covid and everything else…
Most of Us Were Never Taught to Use Resources Intelligently. The Infrastructure of Our Civilization Has Been Built on the Assumption That There Will Always Be Unlimited Materials at Our Disposal and Access to Extravagant Amounts of Energy to Waste.
It’s Inevitable That Technology Changes All Aspects of Our Lives. One Interesting Project, a Collaboration Between Wasp (Italian 3d Printing Experts) And Mario Cucinella Architects, Recently Printed a Home Using All Local Dirt.
It’s No Secret That Civilization Is Broken. Now We Find Ourselves Having to Decide Whether It’s Worth Saving or Not. Not Choosing Will Have Exactly the Same Outcome as Deciding Not to Save It.
We Revisited the Site of Our April Workshop and Worked on a Bit of Earthbag Building and a Whole Lot of Plastering. We Were Joined by Another Group of Amazing Human Beings.
In April of This Year (2021), I Led an Earthbag Tiny House Workshop at Some Friends’ Property. Recently I Learned That a Part of the Wall Built After the Workshop Had Started Leaning.
When We Started Living This Lifestyle in 2009, We Had Intimations That Others Had Done It Before Us. In Our Typically Disjointed American Style, We Did It on Our Own, as Rugged Individualists.
In the Past Few Months, We Have Had the Good Fortune of Being Published in Mother Earth News Twice. The First Article Was on Building Earthbag Pools and the Second Was About the Construction of Our Earthbag Tiny House.
We Had Another Amazing Earthbag Workshop Experience Over the Past Weekend. As I’ve Said Before, It’s My Great Privilege to Get to Work With an Intelligent, Diverse Group of Folks.
You May Have Heard Mention of the Cob on Wood Village at Wood Street in Oakland, CA. It Is Perhaps One of the Most Inspiring Projects I’ve Ever Come Across. Natural Building in the Hands of Visionary Folks Can Change the World.