Rammed earth home / Guides

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...home construction. The Midori Uchi will be a show home for showcasing green home design for approximately one year. Some notable design features of the Midori Uchi: Rammed earth walls (first time in a single family residence in the Lower BC Mainland) Rainwater recycling ICF foundations Solar thermal Solar...

Alternative wall coverings to drywall
Walls and Roofs

The best alternatives to drywall for finishing interior walls

...Rammed earth wall panels Another natural interior wall option that brings a lot of thermal mass with it is rammed earth panels. This one you will pay a premium for, but they are a very sustainable and beautiful interior finish. Rammed earth is a building technique using earth mixed with binders to create solid wall p...

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

Gabion Walls - what is a gabion cage & how to build with them?

...homes and zero carbon homes often introduce industrial looks to the interior and exterior aesthetics of homes and commercial buildings, and many are already using gabion walls for structures and even aesthetic accents now. So this may increasingly become a popular building trend as it's certainly easier than trying to ...