There seem to be a number of ways to cover your completed earthbag “skeleton.”
Cement plastering in a hot, humid climate:
Cement over chicken wire in another hot climate:
Papercrete (ash, mud, newspaper)
Cob finished with paint and linseed oil
Laura Bartels of Greenweaver shows students how to use earth bags in construction. Filmed on location at the University of Colorado Boulder.
A presentation by Thalia Kazakos-Resh, a student in the UMass Sustainable Living Class on building a home in Mexico using earth bag construction.