Experiment number one was a success! I set out to make myself a small model dirt house to learn something and see what the labor was like. I learned a bunch, I have so many more questions now, I was sore for two days, and severely sunburned... I can't wait to do it again!!!
I used fabric and sheets from the thrift store and unsifted fill dirt that cost $10 a yard. The dirt house is about 4 1/2 feet tall and it used about 3/4 yards of fill dirt.