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Earthbag Building Workshop

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Another amazing EarthBag Building workshop is upon us.

Earthen Hand WorkshopEarthen hand construction offers natural building classes. These include EarthBag construction, natural plastering and passive solar design. July 23-26, EarthenHand in Portland Oregon will host the first of several workshops this summer. This workshop will use the newest kind of  mesh Earthbags which EarthenHand have found to be superior of others they have tried.  This workshop will also include an introduction to Passive Annual Heat Storage combined with earthbag buildings. This amazing method allows the earth surrounding the house to absorb summer heat for use during the winter.

The Earthbag Building Construction course is one of EarthenHand’s most popular offerings.

Come learn the theory and practice in any or all of four different in-depth courses in July and August. The new Hiperadobe method, replaces the polypro bag with a strong mesh bag, further reducing materials, costs, and construction time.

In this course you will:

  • Learn more about Passive Annual Heat Storage
  • Learn construction techniques on construction mesh bags.
  • Gain hands on plastering skills
  • Get One on one building and construction advice.

Please review all their course offerings at

Feel free to email with your questions to:

 Finished EarthBag home

Learn Earthbag Building, EarthenHand Offers an Apprenticeship Program

Earthen Hand is also offering an apprenticeship program this summer that is flexible to fit your schedule. It’s going great so far, and it’s not too late to join. Apprentices can use their days to attend any workshop listed as well as one-on-one instruction. Learn the ins and outs of project planning, natural building techniques, and carpentry in a customizable program. To learn more, go

All Earthen Hand workshops are packed with information and fun, leaving students with practical skills that will last them a lifetime. Earthbag courses are designed to be accessible to all skill levels. Students will learn cumulatively if they attend some or all of the Earthbag workshops.

In addition to the earthbag building class happening in July EarthenHand offers these  fun courses at their facility and around the world:

  • Cob Bottle Wall + Sculpture
  • Earthbag Building and Passive Annual Heat Storage
  • Earthbag Building Basics
  • Mobile House Consruction

EarthBag Building

As always, 10% off for bringing a friend, 20% for groups of 4 or more, and a 10% discount for attending any two of the many courses Earthenhand offers. Building with earthbags can be fun for families and groups.

Earthen Hand strives to be the leader in teaching earthbag building techniques, if we can help with any of your questions please let us know.

For more information on Earthbags please visit our Earthbag Building section.

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