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35401841 Earthbag Building in the Humid Tropics Simple Structures Patti Stouter

35401841 Earthbag Building in the Humid Tropics Simple Structures Patti Stouter

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1 Earthbag Building in the Humid Tropics
Earthbag Building in the Humid Tropics:
Simple Structures 
Patti Stouter, ASLA
First edition, November, 2008Online version available at www.earthbagbuilding.com.Please share these free self-help guidelines and let us know how to improve them.
 
2 Earthbag Building in the Humid Tropics
TABLE OF CONTENTS
3About Earthbag6Stabilizing Earth9Exterior Earth Finishe11STEP BY STEP:11Soil Test12Material13Layouts for non-hazardous area16General Istruction16Footing16Laying Bag18Base Course18Opening19Bond Beam20Roof20Floor20Finishe21A Note About Working Across Cultures 23Acknowledgement23The Author24Bibliography
 
3 Earthbag Building in the Humid Tropics
In many parts of the world buildings must be extra strong for earthquakes orhurricanes and tsunamis. Other publications can help you plan for this.
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 West Africa, northeastern South America and some parts of China and India donot have many earthquakes. If you live far enough inland where cyclones are notstrong and tsunamis can't reach, these guidelines can help you try a new way ofbuilding simple structures with earth. Your buildings must resist termites andmold as well as be right for the climate, and for how people live.Ideas for locating and shaping your building to be comfortable are in ShapingBuildings for the Humid Tropics, and examples of simple buildings are in SimpleEarth Buildings for the Humid Tropics, both atwww.earthbagbuilding.com.
ABOUT EARTHBAG 
Flexible form rammed earth, usually calledearthbag, goes up quickly and is very easy to learn.Used bags from plaster, grains, or cement areavailable around the world. Unlike other earthtechniques, a wide range of soil types can be used to build with bags. Because the empty bags are verylight, they can be used for building in remote areas.
Left: Earthbag construction for a US National Park.
The UN has used this technique for refugee housing. Three ordinary people take about anhour to lay 12 square feet of wall. Preparing soil, filling, placing, and tamping bags do notrequire special strength or skills. Earthbags don't use any scarce resources.Earthbags can be shaped into traditional walls thatresemble standard masonry. Careful work can create beautiful structures with minimal costs. Walls aretamped with hand tools, and when dry become asstrong as well-built cob walls or adobe walls. Standardearthbag walls combine the thermal properties of firedand stabilized masonry, with excellent performance inhumidity, and good resistance to bullets. Highlyinsulated walls can be made with naturally occurring
Above: An earthbag home for an artist in South Africa.
1Minke, Gernot (2001).
Construction Manual for Earthquake Resistant Houses Built of Earth.
Eschborn, Germany:GATE-BASIN atwww.basin.info/publications/books/manualminke.pdf;Geiger, Owen (2008).
 Post-Tsunami Affordable Housing Project.
Available at www.earthbagbuilding.com/articles.htm

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