Laying earthbags for the final room on our house is well under way. So far the wall is about 6.5 ft tall. Still a ways to go though. This final room will be almost 20 feet tall.
Actually there will be one more very small room attached as well to hold firewood for the winter and will have a back door to the outside. Looks like it is going to rain all weekend so work will shift to the inside. Plenty to do in there before we are able to move in.
The picture is of the north side of the house. There are no windows because this side will be bermed with earth to further protect us from the harsh north winds we get in winter.
This is is the rocket-mass-heater (fire-breathing-couch) as it is right now. I still need to add about 3-4 inches of more cob to it and then a final lime finish plaster. So far, I am very pleased with how it functions. It roars with that awesome rocket sound and there is no smoke or smell coming into the room.