Earth Building in Thailand

| 11/27/2010 9:54:24 PM

Tags: earth building, Thailand, adobe, cob, earthbag, adobe house, cob house, earthbag house, earthbag building, Peggy Reents, Thana Uthaipattrakoon, Joe Uthaipattrakoon, Kleiwerks, sustainable, sustainable building, natural building, Owen Geiger,

Thai adobe house 

Interview with Peggy Reents and Thana Uthaipattrakoon (nickname Joe).

Peggy Reents is from Colorado, USA and has been living in Thailand since 2001. She initially worked with NGOs on earthen building, alternative agriculture, and grassroots development projects before co-founding Pun Pun with Jo Jandai in 2003. 

Joe Uthaipattrakoon worked as an architect in Bangkok before joining the natural building project in Wongsanit Ashram, where he became a project manager.He is the author of Building a House With Clay, published by Suan Nguen Mee Ma (Garden of Fruition in English), a best seller for the publisher for five years with 10,500 books published. (Note: This number is from several years and ago and no doubt much higher.) 


Owen: I first heard about earth building in Thailand from Janell Kapoor of Kleiwerks Internationalfame who said there are thousands of new earthen houses in Thailand. That really amazed me, and so I’ve set out to learn the details about the modern earth building movement in Thailand. Are there really that many new earthen houses in Thailand?  

5/22/2018 9:50:54 PM

I use the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own DIY projects – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha. Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)

sugath chandrasena
2/4/2011 9:47:09 AM

hi paggy .. . how are you . i was trained your center 2008. now i am used that sistum for climete change programme it is very usfull.

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