Someday I will build a house house

There are many types of owner built homes. I dream of building myself one someday. My favorite is stone but there are straw, cordword and even paper.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Rammed earth building

This is an amazing 6 floor building made of rammed earth in 1826. I was aware that this type of construction was used in the country in South America, but I didn't know you could build a 6-story house with it. Have to admit that this is a durable and good-looking building method.

They use ramming equipment nowadays to compact the earth mix, so I guess this has come a long way. Check out this site. He has lots of links.


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