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5.0 out of 5 stars A superlative manual for construction, 1 Feb 2007
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This review is from: Earthbag Building: The Tool, Tricks and Techniques (Natural Building Series) (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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Earthbag Building: The Tool, Tricks and Techniques (Natural Building), 5 Aug 2011
This review is from: Earthbag Building: The Tool, Tricks and Techniques (Natural Building Series) (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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative, 29 Dec 2012
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK, 24 April 2014
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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
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5.0 out of 5 stars earthbag building in a nutshell., 17 Jan 2014
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Easy to read and understand, written in a very relaxed and conversational manner.
A veritable Bible for anyone interested in Earthbag Building.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An indispensable guide to earthbag building. If you're going to build earthbag, don't do it without this., 2 Jan 2014
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative, 3 Oct 2013
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We are currently starting our first earthbag build. Have read many articles online and watched several DVD'S etc. This book sets things out in very basic terms and is easy to follow. Some extremely helpful tips.
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