SuperAdobe is a form of earthbag architecture developed by architect and CalEarth founder Nader Khalili. Using long sandbags (“SuperAdobe Bags”), barbed wire, on-site earth, and a few tools, Khalili devised a revolutionary building system that integrates traditional earth architecture with contemporary global safety requirements and passes severe earthquake code tests in California. For more information see https://www.calearth.org/
Having restored or built many homes in my life this method of building excites me most. This building method allows simple designs to produce a high-quality product from inexperienced crews. It is discouraging that some states will not allow this method at all while others require the use of cement in the mix.
Here is a good example two-level home, with the addition of solar panels and geothermal heating and ventilation this passive solar home could go comfortably off-grid. While this is a good sample, our purposes require single-floor units.
Open flat areas with wide accessible doors