Course curriculum

  • 2

    Preparation

    • Foundations

    • Part 2: The Jar Test

    • Part 3: The Pre-Diddle

    • Part 4: Bags

    • Part 5: Site Preparation

    • Part 7: Design Considerations

  • 3

    Earthbag Building

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    • Part 8: Bagging

    • Part 9: Laying the First Row

    • Part 10: Tamping

    • Part 11: Barbed Wire

    • Part 12: The Second Row

    • Part 13: Plumbing the Bags

    • Part 14: Wall Notes and Access Pipes

    • Part 15: The Fridge Window

    • Part 16: Strip Anchors

    • Part 17: Fat Bags

    • Part 18: Levelling

    • Part 19: Levelling with Thin Bags

    • Part 20: Window Frames

    • Part 21: Tamping 2

    • Part 22: Rebar

    • Part 23: Lintels

    • Part 24: Shelves and Strip Anchors

    • Part 25: Protecting Bags

    • Part 26: Higher Wall Tamping

    • Part 27: Second Course of Rebar

    • Part 28: Making the Stovepipe Opening

  • 4

    Building the Roof

    • Part 29: Beams

    • Part 30: Basic Building Tips

    • Part 31: Light Lintels and Filling Under Rafters

    • Part 32: Setting the Back Beam

    • Part 33: Rafters

    • Part 31: Light Lintels and Filling Under Rafters

    • Part 34: The Roof

  • 5

    Plastering

    • Materials you will need for mixing and applying earth plaster:

    • Part 35: Mixing Earth Plaster

    • Part 36: Preparing to Plaster

    • Part 37: Plastering

    • Part 38: Perlite Plaster

    • Part 39: Bottle Wall 1

  • 6

    Finishing

    • Part 41: Bottle Wall 2

    • Part 42: An Easy Earthen Floor

    • Part 43: Plastering 2

    • Part 44: The Moisture Barrier and Drainage

    • Part 45: Finishing the Earth Plaster

    • Part 46: Lime