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

 
Thermal mass, shading and careful placement of windows help keep the home nice and cool during the hot, dry summers and soak up heat during the winters, which can get surprisingly cold.

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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.

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  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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