Saturday, February 17, 2007

Sharing is Caring

It's been a little over a year now that we at Rammed Earth Is For Everyone have been throwing virtual clods of dirt at the world.

In that time, a number of blogs and virtual what-not have emerged relating to our beloved building method. This is good.

Yet, one of the sorrows of the internet is to be found in that multiplicity. The gruel gets a little thin. Things get repeated, things get passed over.

Far be it for us to suggest that Rammed Earth Is For Everyone (which has no commercial affiliation, only commercial dis-affiliations) be a central hub where people submit photos and/or links to their Rammed Earth projects--that kind of centralization went out with The Gold Standard and telling the truth.

Nevertheless, there is the occasional believer--and if believer is too strong a word, then there is the occasional participant, who shares information for the betterment of the technology as a whole.

That doesn't happen every day. When it does, we celebrate!

Here are three photos sent to us by the good folks at Rammed Earth Canada.

There wasn't much in the way of an explanation about these walls in the e-mail. As you can see they are quite fetching, with those thin lift lines, deep red colour and curves.

It's good to know that someone on Saltspring Island is still building with rammed earth, as opposed to devising ever more cunning rammed earth forming systems.

Got some rammed earth going on you'd like to share? Drop us a line: