Living in Rammed Earth Houses

A profile of David and Lydia Miller, who built rammed earth houses in 1945 and 1949 and continuted to live in the second of the two thirty years later.



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PHOTO 2: Large windows on the southern side of the house capture as much solar heat and light as possible. PHOTO 3: The living room of the Miller house.
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PHOTO 1: The north view of the Miller's rammed earth house looks similar to other ranch-style homes except for a lack of glass.
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LEFT: Diagram depicts container forms used in rammed earth construction.  RIGHT: A section of rammed earth wall.
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PHOTO 4: The sill in this bedroom window reveals the 14" thickness of the rammed earth wall. PHOTO 5: David Miller was a practicing lawyer in Greeley, CO at the time of this picture. PHOTO 6: Lydia Miller was a retired foreign language instructor. PHOTO 7: The Miller's extensive pantry of home grown and home-canned foods.
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