£20.99
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Earthbag Building: The To... has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Earthbag Building: The Tool, Tricks and Techniques (Natural Building Series) Paperback – 6 Jan 2004

4.9 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£20.99
£11.55 £13.97
£20.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Earthbag Building: The Tool, Tricks and Techniques (Natural Building Series)
  • +
  • Building with Straw Bales: A Practical Guide for the UK and Ireland
Total price: £35.94
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers (6 Jan. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0865715076
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865715073
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 432,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description

About the Author

Kaki Hunter is an award-winning actress who has been involved in the construction industry for the last 20 years, specializing in affordable, low-tech, low-impact building methods that are as natural as possible. Together with her partner Doni Kiffmeyer, she co-developed over the last nine years the "Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique" of building affordably with earthbags and has taught the subject and contributed her expertise to several books on natural building. Donald Kiffmeyer is a trained fireman who has been involved in the construction industry for the last 20 years, specializing in affordable, low-tech, low-impact building methods that are as natural as possible. Together with his partner Kaki Hunter, he co-developed over the last nine years the "Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique" of building affordably with earthbags and has taught the subject and contributed his expertise to several books on natural building.


Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
12
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 13 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
A book superbly presented covering every imaginable detail for construction of earthbag houses. Very practically orientated with excellent appendices and references. This book alone should suffice for your construction needs. Emphasis is on construction in dry arid climates, but temperate zones are considered too.
Comment 9 of 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This book is easy to read and gives tips on all the little things that I wouldn't have thought of when thinking of building an earth bag house.It also cleared up many misunderstandings I have had about: the use of sand vs earth; which clays to use as render; natural waterproofing of earth floors; which roof to use in which climate.
Comment 5 of 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a great 'how to' guide. I feel after reading this that I could build one. They even go into making your own tools step by step. Very good book thoroughly recommended if you are interested in alternative materials.
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I built my own earthbag house using this guide alone. It is incredibly detailed and the illustrations are great for understanding how to put earthbags together, adding strip anchors and the art of 'diddling'. There are some areas where information is a bit scarce, or more illustrations would have been useful; windows and doorframes ( Both I, and another friend of mine who also built such a house, had various issues with the methods outlined in the book) and bond beams for round houses for example. But generally, a wise buy if you're about to embark on earthbag building.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Easy to read and understand, written in a very relaxed and conversational manner.
A veritable Bible for anyone interested in Earthbag Building.
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I MUST ADMIT WHAT A GREAT ALL ROUND SERVICE , JUST WHAT I NEEDED AND LOTS OF INFO BUT THE PRICE IS A BIT HIGH,.POST/PACKAGING WAS FANTASTIC . WILL BE BACK IN THE FUTURE. A BIG THANK YOU
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The Earthbag Bible. We used it to build one and it worked. A very clear book with good illustrations and step by step method.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback