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The beauty of rammed earth walls

Rammed earth house tour

“ We are never tired of looking at the walls of our rammed earth house! “

The owners of this newly built earth house share their insights and views. For them earthen walls are a link to the surrounding nature, a solar energy storage, an aesthetic which warms their hearts every day.

The rammed earth technique is scarce in Bulgaria. There are few preserved buildings to be founds along the Danube river. She is typical for several regions in France, Spain and Portugal. The technique is widely used in China and in many places of Latin America.

Rammed earth walls are obtained after compressing of a freshly extracted earthen mass into wooden or metal form works. The walls are 45-60 cm thick and don’t need further finishing. The thick earthen walls perfectly regulate the air humidity and create a healthy inner climate for the inhabitants.

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