For small round/circular earthbag homes/buildings, an earthbag dome for the roof is practical.
However, when the span of the roof becomes big, or the building is not circular, a framed roof is recommended. Examples of framed roof are:
Please note that:
I agree with Lynne Elizabeth that building with earthbags is gutsy. Gutsy because only the brave take on a construction method that is so different from the conventional, and gutsy because the materials are basic, elemental, and primal.
The PSE team of engineers can help determine if earthbag building is a viable solution for your green home design or other project. We can help assess cost, feasibility, and help you plan your sustainable building strategy with earthbag construction. Contact us today.
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