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Let's Build More than Just Buildings is a Newsletter written by Patti Souter about the state of earthbag building as of October, 2010.
www.gainesville.com This article describes the efforts of the "Barrels of Hope" project to provide rain barrels filled with earthbag building supplies for homes in Haiti.
ngohaiti.com has available a book, or a free PDF, originally in Spanish but now translated into English, French and Creole, titled The Construction and Maintenance of Masonry Buildings in Haiti.
Strong Alternative Materials Needed Lecture slideshow about structural issues of earthbag, Ubuntu and wattle.
Emergency Earthbag Shelter Proposal, by Dr. Owen Geiger and Patti Stouter, ASLA. The building concept outlined here consists of sandbag (earthbag) walls filled with sand or soil from the site, and tarps for roofing.
Post-Tsunami Affordable Housing Project by Dr. Owen Geiger, decribes his concept for an earthbag home for use in the tsunami-impacted region of Southeast Asia.
The First Aid Earthquake House is made out of very simple materials: sand bags, rope lines, tape and available insulation materials. The construction process begins with filling the sand bags with fine and heavy materials, where this is possible. The house is designed in such a way that people can construct this facility themselves. Hence, we offer a materials kit and clear instructions of how to build this shelter.