on the longterm durability of compressed stabilized earth blocks by the effect of combination of lime and cement. Mohammad et al,  attempted to prepare adobe using clay, straw, jute, hemp, gypsum and cement. Farraj et al.,  used many materials in varying proportions of sand and mud as the main matrix,
Sandbag Houses. Can anybody really build a house made of sandbags? Sandbags conjure up images of winter flooding or cheap mobile barriers used at roadsides, construction sites and the natural extension of this thought process may not be to use of sandbags to build structures, even homes.