The Earthbag House
The Earthbag House was built with love, sweat and tears by its amazing and dedicated owner, Bill Rosenthal along with a few helpers. Earthbag building uses burlap or another bag material to hold dirt that very closely resembles adobe. These adobe earthbags are filled on top of the wall, scoop by scoop, of locally sourced dirt. No metric tons of bricks and all the water it takes to make them. No fiberglass and the chemicals it takes to make them.
These homes are notable due to their low cost in materials, low skill in building required, outstanding strength, and resistance to hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fire and termites. And, of course, for their green eco-friendliness and sustainability. Many are built on plans from the United Nations! Want to see what they look like inside? Meet the owner? Figure out how you can build you own? Only on the Weird Homes Tour. Grab your ticket today!