come, sites go. Kindly
let us know if any of these links don't work, or if you know of
a site that would be a good inclusion.
materials, & construction techniques:
Architecture and Ceramics: The Sandbag/Superadobe/ Superblock
(Khalili / Vitorre) - Technical paper submitted to
the ICBO in
(1.80 Mb; PDF download)
Structures - Focus on earthbag solutions for
disaster (and disaster-prone) regions
Biotecture - rammed earth in recycled
tires, instead of in poly & burlap bags. Extensive
Building - Kelly
Institute - Founded by Nader
Khalili in 1986; doing the good work. Specialize in superadobe
construction (tubular continuous polypropylene
bags. Great place for workshops.
NM College's Adobe Construction Program; not earthbags,
House Plans - Owen Geiger's
(Hunter & Kiffmeyer's once excellent site - currently
venerable site of Kelly Hart & Owen Geiger
(also from Hart & Geiger; what's going on abroad)
Écobâtiment - In
French. Un site
informative. Basée au Québec.
Natural Resources Conservation Service Web Soil Survey application
to access National Cooperative Soil Survey data for your
the way down to your back yard).
Clay content, salinity, drainage,
index... more than you can imagine. Outstanding.
tax dollars at work, folks.
Plastering, rendering, and papercrete:
New Mexico Clay
- wonderful source of dry clay additives (in different
Everyone - Erica
Ann's wonderful website
Plaster How-To -
from the folks at Dancing Rabbit
Plasters & Renders - the
Earth Pigments Co.
Stucco Plastering - Jim
Phypers' site; nice photos of application
Dirtcheapbuilder.com; cheap books & great links!
(Papercrete or plaster) - Gordon
Solberg of Las Cruces features Mike McCain's 3rd
on his site.
extracts for viewing)... or order from us
& Donald Kiffmeyer - a
Art of Natural
- Joseph Kennedy, Michael Smith, Catherine Wanek
Natural Plaster Book - Cedar
Rose Guelberth, Dan Chiras
The Cob Builder's Handbook - Becky
Culture: Plasters, Paints and Preservation - Carole