Gallery: Off-Grid Rammed Earth House On Navajo Nation Catches The Wind

The 30 ft wind tower is the most striking feature of the home and also an integral part of the design. Air moves across the open tower and travels down the shaft where rainwater soaked pads facilitate an evaporative cooling effect and naturally ventilate the
 
The 30 ft wind tower is the most striking feature of the home and also an integral part of the design. Air moves across the open tower and travels down the shaft where rainwater soaked pads facilitate an evaporative cooling effect and naturally ventilate the entire home.

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  1. Betterfields February 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    In many ways the American Indian Nation is poised to set the example on green building methods. Reservation land is not subject to County building codes as the rest of the USA. We envy your position, as we are looking for suitable land to build our Eco-Community. We find it interesting, the new arrivals to America were given the “freedom” to build America and oppress the Indian Nations onto reservations. Now, through our own laws & regulations we are the oppressed & you have the “freedom” to build the Green example to save this World on many levels.

    Betterfields Community

  2. Alaskaman February 4, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Very nice. I have heard of rammed earth but have never seen one and it is 75 mile of my home. I would like to learn more about the techniques of construction. I have built solar but never with earth.

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