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Table of Contents

Introduction; The Merits of Earthbag Building; Basic Materials for Earthbag Building; Tools, Tricks and Terminology; Foundations; Structural Design Features for Earthbag Walls; Step-by-Step Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique; Electrical, Plumbing, Shelving, and Intersecting Walls: Making the Connection Lintel, Window, and Door Installation; Roof Systems; Arches: Putting the Arc Back into Architecture; Dynamics of a Dome; Illustrated Guide to Dome Construction; Roofing Options for Domes; Exterior Plasters; Interior Plasters; Floors; Designing for Your Climate; The Code; Index.

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The authors are the primary originators and practitioners of the "flexible form rammed earth technique," and their book is much anticipated Earthbag building represents a solution to the affordable housing crisis, and the technique can be used equally well at home and in developing countries, or in emergency relief work The uniquely beautiful, enduring, tree-free architecture uses widely available, low-impact and natural materials that anyone can build with, and in any region The book is profusely illustrated with drawings and photos

About the Author

Kaki Hunter and Donald Kiffmeyer have been involved in the construction industry for the last 20 years, specialising in affordable, low-tech, low-impact building methods that are as natural as possible. They developed the FFRET of building affordably with earthbags and have taught the subject and contributed their expertise to several booka and journals on natural building.

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