ALTERNATIVE TECHNIQUES FOR BUILDING A HOUSE

RAMMED EARTH

COB

STRAWBALE

HEMP

 

 

 

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NON TIMBER BUILDING MATERIALS

Starter pack in earth building. www.startingpoint.com.au

Home Plans. The earth builders plan catalogue. http://users.pipeline.com.au/jbarton

Exploring the options available when building a sustainable home www.newtonhouse.info

Tipis by Don O'Connor PO Box 395 Daylesford, Vic 3460 Ph: 03 5348 7506 Strawbale building workshops www.gentleearthwalking.com.au

Eco Building advice, designs, plans for councils, inspections for homes in Adelaide, 35 years experience Phone Jack 08 8261 9049 www.jmetcalf.net

Mongolian Gers/Yurts imported from Mongolia viktor@mongolianadventures.com

Bohdan Dorniak @ Co Pty Ltd Architects and town planners. Environmentally sustainable, energy efficient building desin and documentation. Spesialising in strawbale and alternative construction technologies. 47 Propect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082 bdco@merlin.net.au

The Earthcare centre, a substantial building of rammed earth, mudbricks and strawbale, provides space for workshops, educational courses and displays. http://www.earthcare.org.au/

Book: Earth Garden Building Book Design and Build Your Own House http://www.landlinks.com/nid/20/pid/4980.htm

#### RAMMED EARTH ####

Australian Rammed Earth Builders http://www.hahaha.com.au/rammed.earth/links.htm

Rammed earth walls are constructed by ramming a mixture of selected aggregates, including gravel, sand, silt and a small amount of clay, into place between flat panels called formwork. http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/yourhome/technical/fs34c.htm

Rammed Earth - with a veneer of science http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/good_wood/rammed_e.htm

Terrafirma Rammed Earth's website http://www.rammedearth.com.au/home.htm

Earth Building Research Forum http://ebi.dab.uts.edu.au/

Rammed Earth Constructions Pty Ltd was set up in 1989, to meet a demand for rammed earth homes in the newly established Crystal Waters Permaculture Village http://www.rammedearthconstructions.com.au/

Rammed earth (pise) versus mudbrick (adobe) http://www.hotkey.net.au/~bobrich/mudsmith/builsamp.html

INNOVATIVE DESIGN - Rammed Earth Walling System http://www.aireyryanandhill.com.au/innovative/rammed.htm

..see also http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/space/SpaceRepublish_121761.htm

The FORMBLOCK Wall Building Kit is an easy to assemble modular system of in-situ block making formwork, suitable for stabilized earth, or concrete http://www.formblock.com.au/index.htm

Book: Pisť (Rammed Earth) Construction http://www.landlinks.com/nid/18/pid/2982.htm

Other books http://www.eco.com.au/ecobookshop/category20_1.htm

A step-by-step trip through the construction process http://www.middlepath.com.au/temple/

Poured earth, rammed earth and concrete An article from EARTH GARDEN Magazine http://www.hotkey.net.au/~bobrich/mudsmith/eg.html

Info on earth walls http://www.aseg.net/faq.htm

OVERSEAS

Skillful Means is an architecture and construction firm commited to making buildings that are healthy for the people who use them, for the larger community, and the environment.

#### COB ####

Building with Cob by Ianto Evans http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/good_wood/cob.htm

The wonderful world of cob or earth building in Australia is flexible and creative http://enviro.org.au/cob_building.asp

OVERSEAS

Down to Earth Building Bee

The Cob Cottage Company

GreenHomeBuilding

Earthedworld

Daycreek

Cob in Cornwall – ecologically conscious builders

A Multi-Media Visit with Ianto Evans and Linda Smiley on New Developments in the World of Cob Building

City Farmer's Cob Shed

Welcome to COB Together! Featuring natural building workshops with cob, strawbale, and light straw-clay

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Earth Garden Strawbale Information Pages http://www.earthgarden.com.au/strawbale/strawhome.html

Strawbale cottage 'The willow's muse' www.strawbalecottage.com

Huff 'n' Puff Strawbale Constructions http://strawbale.archinet.com.au/

Construction systems Straw Bale http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/yourhome/technical/fs34e.htm

Strawbale.com.au http://www.strawbale.com.au/content.php?id=1&ch=Home

Interesting info from the Newton house website http://www.newtonhouse.info/straw.htm

Straw-bale building, a project by Nikki Brookman and Catherine Oermann Trinity College Gawler http://www.users.bigpond.com/brookman/strawbaleBuildingProject.htm

Book: Practical Straw Bale Building by Murray Hollis http://www.publish.csiro.au/pid/4863.htm

Book: The New Strawbale Home by Catherine Wanek http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/18/pid/3989.htm

The IronStraw Group (USA) http://www.safecom.org.au/straw1.htm

Are straw bale houses an answer to the building crisis by ABC http://www.abc.net.au/northtas/stories/s1052906.htm

Straw Bale House (Jo and Kerry Armstrong in Beenleigh) http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/2000/archives/2000/home_among_the_gum_trees/around_the_home/straw_bale_house

Mitch built his straw bale house on 60 hectares http://ourhouse.ninemsn.com.au/ourhouse/factsheets/db/openhouse/09/997.asp

OVERSEAS

Skillful Means is an architecture and construction firm commited to making buildings that are healthy for the people who use them, for the larger community, and the environment.

We offer a design, advice, consultancy and training service to prospective builders, self-builders, architects and community groups who want to build with straw bales.

Welcome to my Walden! This load-bearing straw bale house was built by me, Carolyn Roberts, and many friends on evenings and weekends, using natural (straw bale walls, earthen plasters, earthen floor) and recycled materials wherever possible

Vital Systems is an ecological building, design and consulting company formed in 1997

One World Design is an architectural firm which specializes in sustainable natural building - especially straw-bale construction

La maison en paille (in French)

Les compaillons (in French)

#### HEMP ####

Build your house from hemp