Rammed Earth Workshop

Our first Building Brothers workshop – how to build using recycled tires and rammed earth. Member David Sepkowski instructed this method of building made popular by Michael Reynolds, the Garbage Warrior. Over the course of 3 days we put in 12 layers of tires – that’s over 150 tires that each contain about 3-4 wheelbarrows of dirt! A lot of work but a lot of reward! That wall of tires is earthquake proof and now that the ground has been leveled, the side yard of this Cumberland home is a fruit tree orchard and vegetable garden.

 

221954_10150167235686301_4133957_n 223457_10150167236091301_4951374_n 222280_10150167239131301_7460032_n 218097_10150167239441301_1990137_n 216318_10150167236261301_5890298_n

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>