CONTENTS: Introduction–Types of Earth Houses Soils and What Can Be Done with Them Soil Stabilizers Site Preparation Foundations Lightweight Roofs Getting the Soil Prepared Making Adobe Blocks Making Pressed Earth Blocks Making Walls of Pressed Blocks Making Walls of Rammed Earth Roofs for Earth Houses Floors for Earth Houses Surface Coatings


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