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Well wow! I can honestly say I never ever ever expected this to get 1000 views, let alone 4 million, so thanks for watching! The cabin is two stories now and does have a proper slanted roof. We moved to town in 2014 to be closer to school and work, and have been too busy to finish the project. We're working on a video update, so if you are really that curious go ahead and subscribe :)
I get a lot of questions about the rocks. The rocks were for holding the barbed wire down, which is hard to make out unless you are watching in 1080. The barbed wire acts as a bond between the layers.
I also get a lot of questions along the lines of "why not use logs!" The logs you see on the property are not suitable for cabin building, and buying logs is really, really, really expensive relative to earthbag construction. Also, we were just really curious to see how such a building would fare in Alaska.
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Answers to top questions:
-Yes, it's still standing. We did a lot more work to it and lived in it for 3 years. We sold it this fall.
-I am working on an update video. It will go up sometime in November 2016. Since it's mostly stills I'm having to dig through about 65 gigs of pictures to put together a decent time-lapse, but I am working on it.
There is a lot of great information at this site: http://www.earthbagbuilding.com/
You can also put "earthbag construction" into your search bar and press enter. I guarantee that will be faster than leaving a question in the comments.
We bought our bags from Pacific Packaging Industries in Portland, OR. We talked to several great suppliers but PPI managed to get us the best deal on shipping.