The beauty and grace of rammed earth construction is described in fascinating detail by David Easton. The photographs of different structures, both modern and ancient, by Cynthia Wright, create a breathtaking glimpse into a building technique that is as old as human history, but exactly suitable for today's resource-conscious and environmentally friendly building needs - Oikos Bookstore
The Rammed Earth House is an eye-opening example of how dramatic innovations frequently havetheir origins in the distant past. By rediscovering the most ancient of all building materials—earth—homebuilders can now create structures that set new standards for beauty, durability, andextraordinarily efficient use of natural resources.Rammed earth marks a step into a sustainable future, when houses combine aesthetics andpracticality with a powerful sense of place. The solid masonry walls permit design flexibility whileproviding year-round comfort and minimal need for added heating or cooling. From the equatorialtropics to the coldest northern latitudes, the builder and resident of a rammed earth house willexperience the satisfaction of creating permanence in a world dominated by the disposable.