Rammed Earth in the Backyard

Rammed Earth in the Backyard

Regina Yunghans
Jun 5, 2012

As summer gets into full swing, my husband and I are revving up to complete construction on the rammed earth shed that was started in our backyard last summer. Our time isn't quite freed up yet, though, so I was doing a little armchair building by browsing the web for similar earthen structures in others' backyards. And I came up with a few fine examples:

1. A rammed earth garden wall in Napa Valley by Blasen Landscape Architecture.
2. A shed in Halifax built by architecture students, with a fantastic tour on YouTube.
3. Garden walls supporting trellises
4. An earth-coated, straw bale shed right here in my neighborhood in Lawrence, Kansas.

Can't wait to show you my own!

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(Images: 1. Marion Brenner Photography via American Society of Landscape Architects, 2. YouTube, 3. rammed-earth.org, 4. Jana's Straw Bale Shed Project)

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