Interlock Corners

When building rectilinear earthbag structures, alternate stacking the bags mason-style at the corners to interlock where the walls meet. Maintain a three-foot (.9 m) minimum distance from openings to corners (Fig. 5.10).

5.10: Alternate overlapping bags at corners mason-style for extra strength. To increase the mass where these two Egyptian-style arches are located, we built the entire corner using 20-inch wide 100-lb bags.

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