The Alternative Consumer

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Friday, August 18, 2006

Natural Building with Rammed Earth

Interested in alternative approaches to building? On Salt Spring Island in British Columbia this wkend, SIREwall is hosting a two-day course designed as in introduction to rammed earth building. Sounds intriguing, right? If you'd like to learn more, visit the pre-eminent advocate for this approach -- Stanford-educated inventor, author, teacher, and builder David Easton's site. There's a resurgence happening today, "but modern applications demand higher standards and greater care in construction than in the past," according to Easton. He offers an overview of FACTS on his site as well. Many adobe-style homes in Arizona and other desert areas have been constructed in this way.


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