What is Earthbag building
The project for the Gandhi Worldwide education institute in South India,
the ideas was to build some houses for rescue child labours, involving them in the construction process.
On top of that a permaculture design of the land with swales, ponds,gardens & trees.
we build 1 eco dome + one 3 m diameter dome with the help of the children during 6 months,
an unforgettable experience.
Building a dome in a national park
as a playground for kids while organising a workshop ,
the students building a dome in 2 weeks,
a pleasure to create for children.
Bali Buda Natural Birth Clinic Indonesia
2 Domes connect with an open space and a canopy roof on top,
the construction was made to create a space to give birth in a gentle way,
a big inspiration.
Green School Bali Indonesia
Creation of a classroom with
The challenge was to build
a 4 m dome as a massage space with a minimum budget & crew,
a lot of sweat and DIY solution.
A totally free cement project
(except the floor ) ,using only lime for finishing.
Building for Auroville community fill us with joy.
Mana Earthly Paradise Bali Indonesia
Creation of a totally sustainable Eco Resort for a Japanese Ethical Company.
Playing with some curves walls
& differents designs to create 7 Villas with naturals thatched roofs & sustainable systems for solar energy, water harvesting ,ecological sewage & permaculture gardens.
By using straight curves walls ,
we push amy size limitations
& give as much space as we need,
mixing Bamboo & superadobe ,
a beautiful place for a natural & reconnecting to Earth Paradise.
Blue Karma Indonesia
Creation of a 5 m dome as a sound healing space ,
the aim is to give an optimal space for the music to be totally deep & surround with high ceilings& perfect symetry.
An amazing sound trip of his own.
-COMMUNITY BUILDING ALL OVER THE WORLD
According to the Japanese government's white paper on disaster management 2009,
"106 million people become victims and 95000 lives are lost every year around the globe, with losses worth more than 36.8 billions $..."
if we want to help and bring solutions,
the only way is to teach people how to use the earth under their own feet ,
such simple technology based on eco-friendly and indigenous ways exists today.
Build as a community,with friends,neighbours as we use to do not so long ago, show people and teach them this simple way of building to be self
sufficient is our goal.
Respect the nature and take care of it,
realise that all we need to build is around us and
More than all, earthen architecture endures ,
if we can build one ecological friendly house in our
lifetime that is habitable for centuries we will have
contributed towards a sustainable society.
Sandbags and barbed wire technology,
the super-adobe technique .
It was developed by Nader Khalili, an
iranian architect and humanitarian who
never forgot the human need and creates
Cal-Earth - The California Institute ...
imagine it as bags filled with the earth that
is on site, and arranged in layers or long
coils, strands of barbed wire between
them act as a both mortar and
Time & Cost
Materials are inexpensive, abundant and accessible ,
Basically earth-bag building save time and money,
the cost can vary from few dozens dollars for a simple shelter built in one day, to hundreds for a 10 foot dome,
or like here in Iran for the UNHCR
in a refugee camp in 1996, more than 15 domes
built in 21 days by the refugees themselves with the
help of one instructor,
for a 15 foot dome from 621$ to 1000$ for an
upgrade one (electricity,water,windows...)
to thousands for a full structure like an ecodome
(15 foot diameter with a living space of 55 sq m)
the cost was 9000$ in 2003
built in in Usa with a full finishing
Another example in Japan in Hokkaido in 2010 ,
a 4 m diameter dome with
for a cost of 1400 us dollars.
It' s difficult to really give an average price as it varies to the conditions ,
countries, community work, all this different aspects give different prices.
just be sure it's one of the cheapest way to build in harmony.
Action & Workshop schedule
2013 : Gandhi worldwide education institute ,
AVANI ,Kholapur, Maharastra, India ,
creation of domes structures for children's + permaculture design.
2018 : Earthly Paradise Eco Hotel construction
Earth Company project
Sound healing dome for. Blue Karma Bali
2014-15 natural farming and building project in Belancan,Bali.
2015-16 Gentle birth clinic Singapadu
2016-17 building a guest house Amed
2016-17 Green School Bali Hub for new technologies
Workshop in Auroville South India 2019
1 st session 16 -17-18 August
2nd session 23-24-25 August
Work Shop in Auroville South India 2018
Date: 1st session 3th to 6th March (Sat-Tue)
second session 10th to 13th March (Sat-Tue)
Please contact us for more details
Work Shop in Kyoto Japan 2014
Place: Kyoto Japan at "丹後海と星の見える公園” http://www.eco-future-park.jp
Date : 1st July to 10th July 2014 (Total 9 days)
※ If you can't join for full 10 days, please let us know.
Cost: ¥60,000- (including breakfast + lunch for 10 days)
Lodging: Dormitory available at ¥1,500/night
we will build togoether a playground for kids,
including a 8 ft dome in a amazing location where the stars meet the sea...
Please contact us for more details.
Workshop in Bali Indonesia
end of november 2016 to february 2017
we will build 2 domes for a natural birth clinic
Places are limited !
contact & information @
Originally from France ,
travelling since the last 15 years over our beautiful
planet, sharing the life of our brothers and sisters ,
he wants to give back all the love he receives,
asking himself some questions he is looking for
solutions and get interest in earth architecture,
studying in Auroville in India for some time,
he decides to go to Cal Earth as a long term
apprentice and realizes earth bag is one solution to
provide affordable,sustainable housing,
now acting to built these beautiful and respectful
house all over our planet,
just because to get a home must be a right and not
originally from Japan,
supporting about earth bag activity,
for 13 years she was dancer in Tokyo and felt she is
missing something toexpress by dance,
she realises she need to remember the connection
with nature, and left the city life and spend time in
nature, travelling in India,Indonesia...
Now she is learning about natural agriculture and
sustainable way of living (permaculture design...)
with some experiences in Japan and India...
She hopes their activities and life style itself will
contribute to people happiness .
We built all the domes by earth under your feet