Make Your Own Pressed-Earth Blocks

Pressed-earth blocks are simple to make, easy on the pocketbook, durable and enormously versatile. Learn how to make your own with this article!



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Dirt: the raw material for pressed-earth blocks.
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Add the proper amount of water.
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The soil for your blocks is screened through 1/4-inch mesh.
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The bricks — set with mortar — form a wall.
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Four hands speed up the blending.
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Moist earth is packed into the press.
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Properly made blocks lift out easily.
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Then ocotillo is added.
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