I ran across the blog of Mark Grossman and family this past week. It’s a wonderful journal that captures the step-by-step process building a tiny earthen home in Oaxaca, Mexico. I’ve not gotten through all his posts yet, which date back to 2007, but it definitely worth some time if you dream of a lifestyle like this.
I’m starting to think that building with earth makes more sense than any other building method. I must admit I’m terribly biased because my real professional training and education is in the ceramic arts. The main disadvantage is that they are no portable like so many of the tiny houses I write about and explore through design.
Here’s another great find from Lloyd Kahn’s blog… it’s an article on 10 Amazing Earthen Buildings.