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English Cottage-style Duplex plan

English Cottage-style Duplex

Specifications: 452 sq. ft. interior, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 27′ x 61.5′

Description: This beautiful duplex has it all: spacious kitchen with pantry, curved planter along window wall, wood stove against a rustic stone wall, and large bedroom with desk and large closet. An earthbag wall separates the two units for soundproofing and fire resistance.

English Cottage-style Duplex South Elevation

English Cottage-style Duplex South Elevation

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Earthbag Cottage 2

Earthbag Cottage 2

Specifications: 750 sq. ft. interior, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 28′ x 33′

Description: Extremely practical and functional, this cottage packs a lot into a small space. This is one of my most efficient designs.

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Earthbag/Strawbale Hybrid Cottage

Earthbag/Strawbale Hybrid Cottage

Specifications: 444 sq. ft. interior, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 24′ x 42′

Description: This unique cottage combines the best features of straw bales and earthbags. The north wall uses 24″ earthbags to support earth berming. Remainder of lower walls also use earthbags, all filled with scoria or other suitable insulation to create an insulated foundation. Bales start at 3 feet above floor height. An optional pantry can be built against the north wall.

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Cozy Cottage

Cozy Cottage (sunspace add-on)

Specifications: 136 sq. ft. interior

Description: This is an optional sunspace that can be added to the Earthbag Cabin. It turns a simple cabin into a nice small home, with extra solar gain and space for herbs and flowers.

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Rainbow Cottage

Rainbow Cottage (partial section view)

Specifications: 273 sq. ft. interior, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 16′ x 30′

Description: This design uses the same floorplan as Earthbag Vaulted Guesthouse. The main difference is the upper part of the vault is constructed with alternating arched layers of bamboo and bags of insulation (rice hulls, etc.). There are round stained glass windows, and colored bottles embedded in the end walls. Interior walls of earth plaster contain mica to reflect the light, thus the name Rainbow Cottage. Note: this plan is now listed in the free shelter category.

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Square Earthbag Cottage

Square Earthbag Cottage

Specifications: 900 sq. ft. interior, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Footprint: 33′ x 33′

Description: Here’s a cozy cottage that is easy to build, eco friendly and affordable.

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Earthbag Mountain Cottage

Earthbag Mountain Cottage, first floor

Earthbag Mountain Cottage, upper floor

Earthbag Mountain Cottage, upper floor

Specifications: 638 sq. ft. interior plus 638 sq. ft. upper floor, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Footprint: 25′ x 32′

Description: Excellent solar gain, superinsulated earthbag walls filled with insulation, and interior thermal mass make this home ideal for cold mountain climates.

Earthbag Mountain Cottage East Elevation

Earthbag Mountain Cottage East Elevation

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