Using Natural Forces to Make My Earthbag Tiny House More Efficient

How I Made My Earthbag Tiny House Super Energy-Efficient. Natural Forces Such as Gravity, Passive Solar, and Thermal Mass Will Not Fail You. There Is No Danger of Them Breaking as All Electronic and Mechanical Devices Eventually Do.

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Our Biggest Sale Yet on Our Earthbag Tiny House Course, Owen’s House Plans, and Our Upcoming Workshop

Hello all! The holiday season is upon us with Black Fridays, Cyber Mondays, and the like! In the spirit of sharing, we're lowering the prices on everything we have to offer.…

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The Organic House by Javier Senosiain

Here’s a modern hobbit home that uses some very sound design principles and has a decidedly organic feel to it. It was designed by Architect Javier Senosiain and was built in 1984. Javier mostly used cement with metal reinforcement to accomplish the sensual curviness of this structure. Much of the same feel could be achieved with less impact using natural building methods such as earthbag or cob.

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What is Earthbag Building?

I’ve been a proponent of earthbag building for well over a decade now. When I tell people what I teach, I’d say that at least 95% of folks haven’t heard of it. The premise is simple: put dirt (a mix of sand and clay) in sandbags and build walls with it. We built our first earthbag house in 2009 and I have been an avid spreader of the dirtbag gospel ever since.

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