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Old 04-01-2018, 09:30 PM
 
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Greetings
So has any of the previous posters moved forward with building any earthbag buildings? I am currently looking at some land near Cedar City to build a small earthbag dwelling at. Just wanted to get more information and people’s experience with Zoning or Code Enforcement. Thanks
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:22 PM
 
Location: I am in a motor home near Niland, CA
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I tried to Reply to this Post this morning - but I am having a hell of a time with computers lately. I
I was using my account "SagebrushRyder" and my Post did not go through because I had this previous account "Tukkikat", which I had lost - lost the password ? - and so they informed me today that I was forbidden to send a Post because this offense cost me 2 points forever.
I started one earthbag bldg. in Beryl, last September, on my 20-acre parcel there. Got a minimal 18" footing dug and partly filled with gravel and pea gravel and then had to drop the project.
I have almost everything there on my property - tube bag, hand tools, et cetera to do complete the 12-ft. diameter dome.
I will need more hands and water and suitable earth mixture.

More to follow - if this Post goes through
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:59 PM
 
Location: I am in a motor home near Niland, CA
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Greetings
So has any of the previous posters moved forward with building any earthbag buildings? I am currently looking at some land near Cedar City to build a small earthbag dwelling at. Just wanted to get more information and people’s experience with Zoning or Code Enforcement. Thanks
I am having an awful time online with this website.
Received message from City Data Forum that there was a DM Reply to me. But when I log in there I cannot retrieve any
message from "Chinook..."

My "SagebrushRyder" account is no good. My Tukkikat account is working.

I have not received any further word from "Soaring Wings" since last April.

I got the footing done on my property in Beryl last year. Have everything needed for the construction there.
Plan to get back to work in May.

Do you want to barter: work with me on my building - I reciprocate by working on your project. ?
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Old 06-30-2018, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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An intro- rogerpdodger is me. Been reading for years about self-sufficiency, off grid, alternative building, etc. Now life has taken such a u-turn i find myself with a lady who dreams like I do and eyeballing cheap land in Duchesne or Iron counties. Leaning toward 20 plus acres nor-norwest of cedar city so quite interested in the chat on this board. It's zoned A-20 but is +/- 40. So been studying the zoning for A-20. My buildings are mostly drawing board right now. Ultimately a multi dome dirtbag dwelling with several outbuildings, shop, animal dwellings etc. Nothing commercial just for My own consumption at first. My big concern is access to clay to mix with the sand for bag filling. as everything is built of sand out there. Any solutions to that one? Will be down there in the next month or so to check out land sites. Would love to come see what you guys have going on at your places. Also hope to make it down the Moab way to check out the dirtbag community there. We really need to network. No use everyone duplicating work. Tukkikat, love the idea of people getting together to help eachother. That used to be the norm not the exception.
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:55 AM
 
Location: I am in a motor home near Niland, CA
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Hey Rogerpdodger,

I am sure I have seen posts before with your name on them but I cannot find any now.
I am located in the Escalante Desert, the mailing address being in Beryl. There is no Beryl. Just a dot on the map - at the intersection of Hwy 18 and North 11,000, a.k.a. the Railroad Access Road. But everyone here is scattered in this Sagebrush desert.
I know that there is at least one 20-acre parcel on the market here because someone who had been paying on a parcel has recently vacated it - made a deal to "roll over" the payments to acquire a smaller piece of land in Modena, which is a ghost town on Hwy 56. But the realtors - Caldwell Banker, Remax Velocity, have a couple old signs here and there advertising 20 acres for sale.
As for clay: I have been taking soil samples (just mixing up the soil with water in a glass jar and leaving it to settle) over different parts of my acreage for over a year and have found mixtures ranging from barely adequate clay content to less than adequate. But my nearest neighbors have soil that is much harder, which implies a greater clay content. The point being that the soil makeup varies a great deal over a small area.
Also I have some bags of clay that I purchased last year, along with lime and gravel-road base. So these soil amendments are commercially available, in Cedar city, though I cannot say if they are cost-effective on a large scale.
My own grand plan for a multi-dome house has been scaled back - I am now just hoping to finish a circular pit, 12 feet in diameter and a few feet high, this summer.
Your post gives me hope that you will magically appear here and help me complete one dome here and we will begin construction on your new property. From there we can hope other people will join in and - who knows? - we may start an earthbag building revolution.
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