With this article we will look into the home building option of using gabion baskets. This article has one goal, to just bring the build option to your attention. Show that it IS a viable option and hopefully we can later report of someone that has built a gabion home.
These baskets are wire weaved together in a basket form that you can fill with rocks. Assembling gabion baskets are not hard at all, and anyone can really do it.
Gabion baskets have been used to build walls, pillars, outdoor seating, and many other things for quite some time.
From what we can tell, there are several positives and a few negatives.
Positive aspects of building a Gabion Home:
- Bullet Proof
- Virtually Indestructible
- Very Inexpensive to Build
- Very Forgiving Build Process
- Use of Natural Resources That Are Plentiful
Now as far as the negatives go:
- Takes a lot of energy to warm the walls
- Windproof issue? Maybe not be watertight
- Labor Intensive to build
So do some research, because we think this is a very viable option depending your geographic location.