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Earth bag dwelling. Click through to read more: ..At that time he was researching how to build with earth in a way that could go though any disaster; he drove several students to the fire department where we could pick up some free sandbags, then took us back to the empty desert lot, later to become Cal-Earth Institute, where the group started to build arches... Idea, Calearth, Cob House, Cal Earth, Eco Dom, Ecodom, Sky Lighting, Cob Homes, Earthbag House
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