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Ever wonder how earthbag building works?

Well, you can consider this a 2-minute Earthbag Construction 101 video course presented by GoPro for a Cause.

Earthbag [building] is an alternative, environmentally friendly, and amazingly simple construction method that can help build a more sustainable world. Andrew Mugford, of Permaculture South Africa, will be using earthbag [building] to help nonprofit Intsikelelo build an orphanage in South Africa, a project sponsored by GoPro for a Cause. Learn more at http://gopro.com/goproforacause

GoPro Awards: Earthbag Building 101

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If you’re interested in building an earthbag tiny house someday, I think you’ll love this fascinating time-lapse construction sequence.

Outside, you’ll notice a circular home that has an “adobe” feel. You can see the whole entire process below, from the laying of the first earthbags to the many layers of mud that create the exterior, to installing the roof. Watch in wonder and follow the links below for more details!

Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Construction of an Earthbag Tiny House


Images © Happen Films via YouTube

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This earthbag tiny house story is a guest post by Atulya K. Bingham – share yours

My name is Atulya K. Bingham. I never thought I’d build my own house. I hadn’t so much as considered it. As far as I knew, I didn’t particularly even like building. I’d never so much as banged in a nail.

Then one night it became clear. As a rain-laden gust of wind lifted the back of my tent clean off the platform, I realized I was going to have to make a home. If I didn’t, either I’d be washed off the Turkish mountain I was camped on, or dragged back to the dreaded day job.

As pools of water collected at the bottom of my sleeping bag, the decision was forged. A friend of mine a few hours along the Turkish coast had built some earthbag bungalows. He’d said the process was straight forward.

There were only two problems: I had just $6000 left in my account, and a month before deep winter set in. After a couple of days of online research, I took a deep breath and embarked on what became the earthbag adventure. It was an endeavor that by its completion had taken me to places I had no idea I could go, and brought in all kinds of on-lookers, doubters, helpers, and life-savers.

Today I’m sitting inside that beautiful handcrafted home. It’s small, 6 meters diameter, but it feels like a palace to me. Not one drop of cement was used and it is 100 percent solar powered. A house isn’t simply a shelter. It’s a life. My home has enabled me to leave behind a world of mind-numbing work and unhealthy lifestyle choices and has given me the chance to live my dream of becoming an author. Please enjoy, learn more and re-share below. Thank you!

One Woman’s Path to Freedom with an Earthbag Tiny House


Images © The Mud Home

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