This is a second-hand copy of the book Earthbag Building - The Tools, Tricks, and Techniques by Kaki Hunter & Donald Kiffmeyer.
Condition: This is a used book in very good condition.
Publisher: New Society Publishers Year: 2013 ISBN: 9780865715073 Format: Softback Pages: 257 Condition: Used (Very Good)
The only comprehensive, illustrated, step-by-step guide to building with earthbags.
Over seventy percent of Americans cannot afford to own a code-enforced, contractor-built home. This has led to widespread interest in using natural materials-straw, cob, and earth for building homes and other buildings that are inexpensive, and that rely largely on labor rather than expensive and often environmentally damaging outsourced materials.
Earthbag Building is the first comprehensive guide to all the tools, tricks, and techniques for building with bags filled with earth or earthbags. Having been introduced to sandbag construction by the renowned Nader Khalili in 1993, the authors developed this "Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique" over the last decade. A reliable method for constructing homes, outbuildings, garden walls, and much more, this enduring, tree-free architecture can also be used to create arched and domed structures of great beauty in any region, and at home, in developing countries, or in emergency relief work.
This profusely illustrated guide first discusses the many merits of earthbag construction, and then leads the reader through the key elements of an earthbag building:
Special design considerations
Foundations, walls, and floors
Electrical, plumbing, and shelving
Lintels, windows, and door installations
Roofs, arches, and domes
Exterior and interior plasters.
With dedicated sections on costs, making your own specialized tools, and building code considerations, as well as a complete resources guide, Earthbag Building is the long-awaited, definitive guide to this uniquely pleasing construction style.
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