What is Rammed Earth? That's what everyone asked me when I told them I was traveling out to the desert to attend a Rammed Earth workshop. Honestly it was hard to explain. All I could say is that it's an old style of construction that makes houses or other structures using dirt. And obviously it isn't very popular on the east coast of the United States where I currently live. So that got me thinking; maybe I should make a video about Rammed Earth so that anyone who is interested would have a better idea of what it is. So here you have it, a brief overview of what Rammed Earth construction is all about.
A special thanks to instructor Quentin Branch and his wife Julie for welcoming the other attendees and myself into their wonderful home. Also a shout out to the other guys that came from all over the U.S and Mexico to learn with me. They are Brent Cogswell, Angel Noe Jimenez, David Wertz, and Blaine Nez.
Rammit Yourself is a hands-on workshop offered by Quentin Branch in Oracle, Arizona. Mr. Branch has been referred to as "the best resource in the country for this construction type." If you're interested in learning more about Rammed Earth construction, visit www.rammedearthhomes.com for more information.
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Rammed Earth, also known as taipa (Portuguese), tapial (Spanish), pisé (de terre) (French), and hangtu (Chinese: 夯土; pinyin: hāngtǔ), is a technique for building walls, foundations, and floors using natural raw materials such as earth, chalk, lime or gravel. It is an ancient building method that has seen a revival in recent years as people seek more sustainable building materials and natural building methods.
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