Many of you know that we’ve started working on a NEW hybrid home.
That home, which we’re calling the “Corganix Project“, uses both ISBUs and Earthbags to form a family friendly home that can be built with basic tools and a lot of sweat equity.
Corganix combines ISBUs and Earthbags – to combine the best of each system into one solid, weather resistant, affordable home that will stand for decades.
Guys like Owen Geiger, the High Potentate of the Earthbag Nation, even featured it on his own blog:
We’re even exploring using a “smaller” version of this extremely energy efficient and cost effective home in the third world.
Many readers have expressed an interest in building this little beauty.
It looks like this:
And, it wouldn’t be possible without this great book, written by… guess who?
Earthbag Guru – Owen Geiger.
In fact, if you can’t go out and actually build an Earthbag home after reading Owen’s book…
well… you’d better stick to trying to stay within the lines when you use your crayons. And don’t run with scissors, huh? 😉
Like any home building project, using earthbags can seem daunting and complicated at first. Somebody should have told Owen that.
He’s boiled it all down to a fine art and made it just about “idiot-proof”.
And I can say that with assurance, as I used an advance copy of his book to actually build a small earthbag shelter (approx. 60 square feet), just to “test the teacher”… Suffice to say, idiot or not, the book details all the steps required and my Earthbag test project went off without a hitch. 🙂
The Earthbag Building Guide is aimed at people who actually WANT to learn to build Earthbag structures. Even if you’ve “packed and stacked earthbags” before, I guarantee you that you’re going to learn a few new tricks.
The book spells out HOW to build safe, sound, reliable Earthbag walls and then takes you to the next step, as you insulate, prepare, and finish them.
And, The Earthbag Building Guide is packed with photos and illustrations, so that you almost don’t have to be able to read, to figure out HOW you SHOULD be doing it! 🙂
And what’s more, the biggest names in the Earthbag Nation have all lined up to shower the book with praise.
Here’s an example:
“I have built with earthbags for over twenty years, having helped develop the concept with Nader Khalili in the early 1990′s. Of all the texts on earthbag building that exist (including mine), I have to say that Owen Geiger’s Earthbag Building Guide is by far the most thorough, detailed and technically useful book on the subject yet to emerge. I will be referring to it often in my own projects and look forward with keen interest to forthcoming titles from this talented researcher.” Joseph F. Kennedy, editor The Art of Natural Building and Building Without Borders
The only way Owen could have made it any easier…
… would be to actually show up at your house to help you stack those Earthbags himself.
Corganix combines the “Corten Goodness of ISBUs” with the “back to nature strength of good old Mother Earth”.
And frankly, folks… you can’t do it without Owen’s book.
For the price of a McDonald’s Lunch, you can literally learn how to build a home that will sustain your family for generations. I’ll walk right past a Big Mac every time for that!
And yes… you probably could build an earthbag home without “The Earthbag Building Guide”, but it’d be a MUCH harder task.
Your wife will leave you, your kids will hate you, your dog will bite you and I won’t even mention what your cat is gonna leave inside your workboot…
Click HERE to learn more. Please tell Owen that Ronin sent you. 😉
And… NO! I don’t get a single dime for “pimping” Owen’s Book.
It’s simply one of those books that you absolutely MUST have on your “digital bookshelf” if you’re really intent on building a safe, affordable, energy efficient home for your family.