RAMMED EARTH

Cabin Living - - Editor’s View -

ike straw bale homes, rammed earth cab­ins fea­ture thick walls built of a com­pacted mix­ture of sand, gravel or clay. The earthen ma­te­rial is tamped into wood forms or molds, which are re­moved once the ma­te­rial has been com­pacted. Rammed earth homes are en­ergy-ef­fi­cient, use a read­ily avail­able—and low-cost—ma­te­rial and have stood for cen­turies in many parts of the world.

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