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Frequently Asked Questions
answered by Kelly Hart
Earthbag Building in General
What are the advantages of earthbag building?
Shape and Support
What shapes are possible with earthbags?
Site Work and Foundations
How should I prepare the site?
Insulation and Mass
Balancing insulation and mass.
Fill Material for Earthbags
What requirements are there for using soil to fill the bags?
Filling and Laying the Bags
What type of bags can be used?
What is hyperadobe and what issues relate to it?
Doors, Windows and Vents
What considerations are there in placing windows?
Plastering the Bags
Tell me about earthen plasters.
Issues related to moisture proofing are explored.
Permits and Codes
Are there any specific problems with building codes or permits?
Specific Building Components
How do you make interior walls?
Some specific structural concerns are addressed here.
How do you deal with varmints?
How do you make retaining walls?
Questions about Kelly Hart's Earthbag/Papercrete House
Misc. questions about Kelly Hart's earthbag/papercrete house.
How would you make emergency or temporary structures with earthbags?
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