12 February, 2011

Cape Town Sandbag house

This site -- Bridge of Love -- is a bit hokey, but it's Green Tips page is pretty good, and scroll down and you will find pics and details of a house built in Cape Town entirely out of sandbags.

Sand is something there is LOTS of in CT, and apparantly it is ok with the city's building regulations to build relatively complex houses out of sand in sandbags. It doesn't get mouldy, and the sandbags supposedly last 500+ years so they won't disintegrate any time soon.

The idea for the build is credited to www.ecobeam.co.za, which will not currently load on my browser grrr...

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