Looking at this earthbag DIY house, it might not be apparent how this thing is constructed. It’s probably not 2X4 framing and plywood though, right? You might guess, too, there’s no drywall or wallpaper on the interior.
This is an “earth house” or “earthbag house.” And it’s a spiral one. They made this one by piling bags of
So they dug the spiral shape into the earth (dirt). It’s a spiral shaped trench a couple of feet deep, which they fill with rubble (large, then small fill). Then they stack potato sacks of earth (similar to igloo blocks) up to the ceiling height. Then they place timber (full round) spokes for the ceiling, which rest on thick (full rounds, again) log post and beams.
Interesting idea. Interesting to learn another way to build, right? There’s quite a bit more to it, as far as making these types of houses cosy and polished, but anyone who’s going to build one has some research to do anyway. For more interesting homes, find them at Building Homes and Living.