Earth can be used in a variety of different ways for most parts of
a building from floors and ceilings to walls and roofs. The proportion
of earthen building materials used varies according to situation
and construction method – the term “earthen building” is therefore
relative. Supporting walls can be made entirely of rammed earth or
in combination with wood as a timber-frame construction.
Further information about earthen building materials and techniques can be found
in the DVL brochure » Building
with Earth: Consumer Information.
building element from the list in the left-hand column for more information.