Otorohonga, New Zealand

The house is in Otorohonga, New Zealand.about 300m2 Built by Terra Firma Rammed Wall Construction Ltd. & Groundswell Construction Co. Ltd. builders of Terra Firma Earth Homes 

There will be a link to their web site as soon as it is up and running. 

It appears they had a similar problem as we did in ramming the top of the gables.  Their elegant solution was to infill with timber.  Also, note the arched window.

Rammed Earth house under construction
Rammed Earth house - New Zealand The earth walls are 350mm thick everywhere (gable ends too) except the arched window wall which is  500mm thick and 5.5m high. Concrete bond beam. solid macrocarpa  joinery. Terracotta skirting tiling, full wet area bathroom(ceramic), all timber  treated with Organoil Natural oil finishes.


Rammed Earth house in New Zealand

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