Earthbag building articles

Feb
22
2019
Rowland Keable

Interested in earth building? Come to EBUKI’s mini Clayfest 2019 in Wales!

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Rowland Keable of Earth Building UK and Ireland shares news of a mini but mighty Clayfest 2019 with the theme of building confidence in clay.

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Mar
25
2018
Ziggy Liloia

How to make a Japanese plaster hawk for clay plastering

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Inspired by the magic of traditional Japanese clay plastering, USA-based natural builder Ziggy Liloia of The Year of Mud shares his step-by-step guide to making a Japanese plaster hawk. Read more …

Nov
19
2017
Sophie Paterson

Join our new online community Living Low Impact

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We’re excited to introduce our new Facebook group Living Low Impact – and you’re invited! Read more …

Apr
18
2017
Rowland Keable

Clayfest, June 12-17: let’s build more homes with earth rather than bricks and cement

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The renaissance of earth building in the UK reflects not only the beauty and utility of the material but also the pressures of rising building costs and the need for lower energy use and waste in building products. Read more …

Feb
24
2017
Barbara Jones

Can you help Barbara Jones and Straw Works set up a National Skills Centre?

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Barbara Jones of Straw Works / School of Natural Building is the country’s top straw-bale builder. She is the author of Building with Straw Bales, and is the star of our straw-bale building online course. Read more …

Dec
26
2016
Sigi Koko

Building a small home has a big payback

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Let’s get one thing straight right away…When I say “small”, I don’t mean living in a shoe box.   What I mean by “small” is living in a space that is designed…well designed…for your needs…and no more.  A small space doesn’t mean cramped. Read more …

Feb
10
2016
Barbara Jones

Why cement should never be used with natural buildings

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I am often asked to help with other people’s designs, but one of my principles is never to design with cement. Not everyone knows this about me, and I was recently asked what my general experience was with stem walls made of concrete Read more …

Jan
13
2015
Eileen Sutherland

Career change? How to become a self-employed natural builder

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We’re approached a lot by people wanting to change career to one focused on one of the topics on our website. The most common topic is probably low-impact building. Read more …

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