Sustainable Life School's mission is to empower themselves and others with natural building and sustainable living techniques. Morgan and Mary Jane have been homesteading off-grid since 2009, when they built their first earthbag home. They held their initial public workshops in 2011, while building a sunroom addition on to their earthbag roundhouse. In 2016 they started construction on a larger earthship-inspired earthbag house.
Why build with earthbags? Earthbags are a great medium for building strong, versatile, inexpensive structures. They can be used in applications that would be too moist for wood, cob, or strawbale. They can be used to build above and below ground shelters, sheds, root cellars, greenhouses, walipinis, freestanding walls, cisterns, spring boxes, pools, steps, and many, many other things. Earthbags are non-toxic, non-offgassing, fireproof, bugproof, moldproof, rotproof, bulletproof, impactproof, and floodproof.
Please watch this page and sign up for the email list to get news on upcoming workshops and teaching tours. They are also available for private workshops and sustainability consultations. Until the end of February, all workshops are on sale for $50 to $150 off!
April 27th & 28th, 2019: Earthbag Presentation at the Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, NC.
August 9th - 11th, 2019: Presentation at Get Off-the-Grid Fest at Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC.
Here's a short video that tells their story: