Compressed earth bricks made in manual or engine-operated presses are one of the more modern additions to the earth building scene. The bricks are made from a dry mix, often stabilised with up to 10% cement, then compressed to form dense, regular-shaped bricks.
Bricks can be produced on-site using a manual ram, or can be bought from a manufacturer.
This technique involves mixing water with earth until it is about cake mix consistency. It is then poured into moulds. The moulds are set up directly in place on the wall. Once it has set the mould is removed.