Building from the Watershed
One of the primal attractions to building with earth is harvesting raw materials from the construction site itself. In the old days (pre-industrial revolution), that was always the
case. Soil dug from the foundation trenches or from a nearby borrow pit was either molded into sun-dried bricks…
What is Rammed Earth?
Rammed earth is a structural wall system built of natural mineral soils compacted in thin layers within sturdy formwork. The strength and durability of the wall results from the densification of a clay, sand, and gravel matrix. The mass of the wall provides superior thermal and acoustic properties.
Learn More About Watershed Materials (PDF):
Watershed Block Sheet