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These incredible dream homes are made of dirt

Lovemoney Logo By Jen Grimble of Lovemoney | Slide 2 of 42: A traditional building technique, rammed earth is one of the most common ways of creating a home from dirt. The process involves compressing layers of soil, often mixed with sand, gravel, and clay, inside a frame. Each layer is allowed to set before the next is added, creating a distinctive stripey facade when the framework is removed. While it may be an ancient method, rammed earth has been used to build some pretty impressive modern homes, as we're about to see...

What is rammed earth?

A traditional building technique, rammed earth is one of the most common ways of creating a home from dirt. The process involves compressing layers of soil, often mixed with sand, gravel, and clay, inside a frame. Each layer is allowed to set before the next is added, creating a distinctive stripey facade when the framework is removed. While it may be an ancient method, rammed earth has been used to build some pretty impressive modern homes, as we're about to see...
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