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      Hello. I was curious too so I googled earthbag house cost. This site,has some questions and answers. Here’s one of them as a guide.

      Q: I have a dream of building a 30 ft hyperadobe roundhouse next summer. Do you think a budget of $2000 is enough for a 30ft roundhouse?

      A: (Kelly) I think that to build any house for $2000 dollars would be a real challenge, just because there are so many aspects that need to be covered in terms of electrical, plumbing, windows, doors, etc, along with the basic components of the shell of the building.

      A: (Owen Geiger) $2,000 is not realistic for a house that size. You’re just thinking of the primary costs for the shell. My 18′ earthbag roundhouse was $2,100 several years ago. It used local wood poles and thatch to cut costs. We could have reduced the cost some, but we wanted modern plumbing and electric, and some nice features. While anything is possible, a more realistic cost would be closer to $6,000 – $10,000, and that’s with lots of recycled materials and local materials. Of course the cost could be much higher if you start buying lots of stuff. Remember, even local materials have hidden costs like gas and truck maintenance to gather them. Also, your time is worth something. Most people don’t want to spend weeks doing something when they can buy something comparable for a few hundred dollars.

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