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How to make your own rammed earth walls.

Welcome to the detailed wrap up of the rammed earth wall sections that have recently sprouted on the AltShiftNZ research and development site. This post will hopefully clarify and solidify one's understanding of compacted earth walls (if it doesn't please ask questions!). First, and most necessary for this type of earthen building method, is the formwork. The formwork is composed of 4 main elements: (1) the 'shutters' which are approximately 4'X8' 2 in. thick pieces of plywood. (2) 2"x10"…


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