By Carmela Tyrell – SurvivoPedia
If you are planning to bug out to a remote location, you probably think about building a permanent home that will remain unnoticed and able to withstand many kinds of attacks. But would you consider that the cheapest survival shelter is also the best? Would you start building an earthbag house?
There’s a reason why the military uses earthbags to make bunkers in emergency situations. Earthbag homes are resistant to bullets, durable, and far less expensive (less than $20.00 per square foot) than using stone or other materials.
If you have not considered earthbag homes, then you may be surprised at how much this tried and true technology has to offer.
Choosing a Place for Your New Home
Before you begin building an earthbag house on your property, it is important to choose a good location. Since earthbag structures can include cellars and take advantage of building into the ground, you should look for an area that is above the water table and easily defended.
If you build at the top of the hill, you can also place more rooms underground and then plant fruits and vegetables on the roof.