Earth Building

As you may or may not be aware of, over half of the world’s population live in houses constructed from the earth. There is a 5000+ year history with using the earth to build with and Australia is no exception to this rich history.

Our goal is to recover and disseminate these wonderful techniques that have a real place in the future of architecture and construction in Australia. We believe that when a person builds his own house he will give it more importance and a larger sense of identity and preserve it with special care.

Wattle and daub house with thatched roof and earth floor, New South Wales, 1790
Adobe house, Victoria 1890
Wattle and daub house, South Australia 1910
Rammed Earth house, NSW c.1850
Adobe, Wattle and Daub artists community, VIC constructed around 1930