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8 inexpensive earth homes almost anyone can afford

1. Dome-shaped earth bag house keeps residents cool in Colombia La Casa Vergara’s uncommon dome shapes may captivate the eye, but what’s underneath is most impressive. The Bogota home, built by architect Jose Andres Vallejo, is made from “earth bags,” or tubular bags stuffed with - you guessed it - earth. These bags are stacked atop each other and encased in concrete on both sides, which work together to prevent both earthquake and water damage.
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