Walipini Earthbag Greenhouse — Design

Part of the Walipini build is the design. This plan is not an instruction manual, just the measurements and general layout to be followed during construction. If you’re looking for a resource about all the ins and outs of earthbag building, avail yourself of Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques (Hunter and Kiffmeyer, 2004), … More Walipini Earthbag Greenhouse — Design

Walipini Earthbag Greenhouse — Foundation and Bags

We’ve been working hard on the earthbag walipini greenhouse. Although our weekend workshop got rained out, we’ve still managed to get the foundation trenches dug, the rubble trench poured in, and the first layer of bags laid. Here’s the details. Foundation In all, we’ve excavated approximately 48 tons of soil. This has taken about 40 … More Walipini Earthbag Greenhouse — Foundation and Bags

Walipini Earth Bag Greenhouse — Siting and Bags

We’re building a walipini greenhouse with earth bags this fall (you can join us for free workshops). Walipini are in-ground greenhouses. They use the thermal mass of the earth to keep the temperatures regulated in the summer and winter. We’re using earth bags (woven plastic bags filled with clay, sand, and binder) for the walls. … More Walipini Earth Bag Greenhouse — Siting and Bags

Workshops: Earthbag Walipini Greenhouse Construction; 29 Oct., 4 & 12 Nov.; Free

We’re building an earthbag walipini greenhouse this fall and we’d like you to join us for the process. This type of greenhouse is buried in the ground to take advantage of the thermal mass of the earth to moderate temperatures in the summer and winter. You’ll get experience building with earthbags — sandbags with a … More Workshops: Earthbag Walipini Greenhouse Construction; 29 Oct., 4 & 12 Nov.; Free