This post has information on green building.

Inexpensive (Earthbag, Natural, and Conventional) Building

People Doing Conventional Stick-Frame Building These Days Are Getting Sticker Shock. Lumber Prices Blew up Early in the Age of COVID and Everything Else Has Followed Suit. Follow These Tips for Affordable Earthbag and Natural Building.

Continue ReadingInexpensive (Earthbag, Natural, and Conventional) Building

Building our Earthship-Inspired Earthbag House

In 2014 our small intentional community purchased twelve acres of prime land in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Over the next year and a half, we helped our community members build infrastructure and their earthbag house. In the spring of 2016, we began work on our own earthship-inspired earthbag house.

Continue ReadingBuilding our Earthship-Inspired Earthbag House

Our Earthbag Tiny House

I quickly fell in love with earthbag building after discovering it in 2007. The fact that you could build an extremely strong, extremely inexpensive house using materials from under your feet was very appealing to me. in 2019, after building two of our own larger earthbag houses, I decided to go small and build an earthbag tiny house. I was having a bit of a midlife crisis and wanted to downsize and simplify my life or to at least model that possibility for others.

Continue ReadingOur Earthbag Tiny House

Where Can I Buy Earthbags (Sandbags)?

Hello all and welcome to the Sustainable Life School blog! In this blog, I’ll be trying to answer some of the most common questions about earthbag building. One of the more frequent questions I hear is where to find a good deal on sandbags. I usually buy mine from eBay but prices have gone up there.

Continue ReadingWhere Can I Buy Earthbags (Sandbags)?