Building an Affordable Home From Earthen Materials

A guide to building an affordable home from earthen materials, including the pros and cons of adobe, cob, rammed-earth and soil-filled tire techniques.

This adobe home sits in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains near Albuquerque.
This adobe home sits in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains near Albuquerque.
COURTESY LAURA SANCHEZ