“Say what? Earthbag Houses?” Yes! Are you ready to be introduced to one of the most brilliant, in-expensive ways to own your own house without some long term, debt to your eyeballs payment plan? Well keep reading because things are about to get mighty dirty around here!
Okay, first of all, what in the world is an Earth…bag…House? Are we in the jungle all of a sudden? No, not the African kind…but many of us are in some pretty wild jungles of our own called debt, and if you’re like I am, you’re probably looking for a way back to mental civilization, right?
Well, Earthbag Homes may just be your ticket there.
Earthbag Homes were first introduced by architect Nader Khalili who had the vision of bringing a form of low-income living to Americans.
After a successful trip to Iran where he taught the skill of mud house building, Nader brought his knowledge back with him and created the Earthbag build for cheap house construction.
Why earth bags?
Hmmm…I’ll give you one hint…cheap as dirt.
By gathering old sand bags discarded from sand companies and piping them full of the dirt underneath your very own feet, stacked together, these sand bags work astronomically well as a solid; live able and water proof abodes.
Sand bags are, after all, used for constructing massive flood walls and such…makes sense to me!
Usually constructed in a large bee-hive manner, these structures can take on any form the builder chooses and can look quite beautiful. (Your wallet will look pretty pleasing as well in its fat and full state, a nice bonus.)
Do I have your interest?
Want a little more information…a little more substance…a little more, dirt? Keep on reading to find your perfect Earthbag layout.