How to Build a Rammed Earth House

The author describes his experiences in the 1940s building a rammed earth house, an oddball decision at the time, and how well the structure has served him since then.

Rammed earth house - construction process 2
TOP: Foundation and first walls of the house under construction. BOTTOM LEFT: Ramming stick at work on dirt within half-filled form. BOTTOM RIGHT: Steel reinforcing rods in the foundation are recommended for earth buildings constructed in areas that experience frost.