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

The architecture students of the Design Build Bluff program in southern Utah recently completed another house. This time grad students from the University of Colorado Denver were at the helm and completed a rammed earth house for Maxine Begay and her is
 
The architecture students of the Design Build Bluff program in southern Utah recently completed another house. This time grad students from the University of Colorado Denver were at the helm and completed a rammed earth house for Maxine Begay and her son. The Windcatcher House, which is totally off-grid and harvests all its water, features an innovative wind tower designed to capture the wind to cool the house.

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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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