Last weekend's Chronicle included an article on a woman who made her house out of soil. Sandy Lawrence, the owner of vegetarian restaurant Ubuntu in Napa, built a 3,136-square foot house on 90 acres of land with a winery and gardens that supply the restaurant.
Rammed Earth Works made the home of recycled materials -- and Lawrence's earth, which is mixed with cement and water "into temporarily erected boxes that, when removed, hold 18-inch-thick walls that require no painting or finishing, not to mention no Sheetrock."
Click here for Susan Fornoff's article.
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