“Rammed earth homes are like building sand castles without that tricky step of flipping the bucket. Instead, the form of the home, which is usually a plywood structure that provides the outline of a wall, is already in place. A cross-grade, or mix, of soils is rammed into the walls, either by hand or machine. When everything is packed tightly, the forms are removed, and what’s left is a solid, stable wall. Builders ram and repeat until the entire house is built”  Source: How Stuff Works

The results of a rammed home construction are impressive and gorgeous. Check out this video to see the process in action and share with your friends!

 

 

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JJ Greive

JJ & Suzanne are both licensed, highly skilled inspectors and educators. We are the authors of our class curriculum, and truly enjoy sharing this with our students