It’s not often that a project requires you to bulk up on your haggling skills. Then again, it’s not often that a project requires you to re-invent the African Mud Hut either. But that was exactly the task presented to Karolina and Wayne Switzer, participants of the Nka Foundation’s “10×10 Shelter Challenge” to design and build a 10 by 10 feet shelter deep in the heart of Ghana.” – ArchDaily
See more about How to Re-Invent the African Mud Hut
If you like the idea of building with rammed earth, Michael Thompson teaches a two day course in the UK. Below are the summer course dates.
“Learn to build using what mother nature provides, within my own Rammed Earth Eco-Shed on The Norfolk Broads!These fun and friendly courses will be held over two days and will cover all the essential areas of building with rammed earth.”
- Saturday 28th July & Sunday 29th July
- Wednesday 29th August & Thursday 30th August
- Saturday 29th September & Sunday 30th September
Learn more at Rammed Earth Building Course – Norfolk Broads UK.
A few weeks ago I drew up a 3D drawing of Michael Thompson’s rammed earth wall former and posted the drawings on Tiny House Design. He’s now getting more press for his low cost rammed earth homes and small buildings; read the full article in Eastern Daily Press.