Rammed Earth Construction (Using Tires)
the prepared soil into these molds, which are removed after the walls are completed. The rammed-earth tire method is a commonly used alternative.
Eventually, someone asked me to draw them a set of plans, and off we went. Touch the Earth Construction was born, providing site evaluation, consulting, and plan sets. Since then, I have been involved as the “Architectural Designer” (your personal Architectural Draftsman and Tire-building Consultant), in thirty-three projects, using tire-wall construction, the last six out of seven, being tire-bale residences.
We are witnessing a renaissance in the way we build houses. This renaissance, known as “natural building,” is where ancient tradition meets a modern pioneering spirit. People seeking to create a home which is healthy, beautiful and sustainable are turning to old/new technologies such as straw-bale construction, cob and permaculture. These rely on local materials and skills to create an architecture rooted in place and community, and an edible natural landscape around it. Natural Building Resources is an umbrella organization created to disseminate and coordinate information and activities regarding natural building, sustainable architecture, and ecological living.