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. Bags come in two main sizes, 14″ x 26″ and 18″ x 30″. We always use the smaller bags which weigh about 40 to 50 lbs each when full and make a wall about a foot thick when plastered. We buy 1000 bags at a time so you get a better bulk buying discount.
The going price seems to currently be around $275 for 1000 bags. I will regularly update this page with a link to the best price I can find on ebay. Here ya go! If you click the link and it’s sold out, please contact me and let me know and I’ll find another one with the current best price. If you buy these, I’d also like to hear field reports of their quality and UV resistance. Though most sandbags claim somewhere in the 1600 hour range of UV protection, not all hold up to sun exposure equally.