Just as there are a thousand ways to kill cockroaches, Earthbag building is a great way to unleash one’s creativity, finding new ways to solve the inherent challenges of DIY construction.
Please check the Links section to find many good books and websites explaining the Superadobe building basics.
Here you will see a few tricks we´ve developed during our little dream-adventure. It can be said that, having limited resources was a great way to force us to come up with some “Eureka!” moments...usually just before brain meltdowns.
Laying Bags Down
“Laying Bags Down” was a trick that helped us lay more than 1,550 earthbags and keep every row level.
The "fan bags"
“We’ve learned that “losing time” up front to do our work carefully pays off by saving us time during later stages.”
Keeping the rows "leveled" helps big time
Making good use of our compass
Making Window and Door Forms
Here, you will see yet another little trick we’ve used to save materials, while keeping the window and door gaps true.