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The colour – earth buildings and literature

One of the joys of picking up novels is finding buildings, and stories of their construction and maintenance. One of my childhood favourites is the opening of Wind in the Willows where Mole is Spring-cleaning and whitewashing his home on … Continue reading

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melting earth

Landscapes are made up of lots of different things and one of the most fascinating aspects of earth buildings is the cyclical ways in which they are made, un-made, remade and un-made. The process of making is linked to the geology … Continue reading

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Getting started in earth building?

Finding some images for a short article on architecture in Turkmenistan prompted me to look through a very ancient and creaky hard-drive, and I am wondering about what guidance I would give to my much younger self on the subject … Continue reading

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mud on the road again 2014 Earth Building UK Conference

It is the time of year again when (as a volunteer director of Earth Building UK) it is all hands on deck for the annual conference.  Appropriately as we take our ‘mud on the road’ (the EBUK conference has been held in … Continue reading

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semi-detached mole-hills …

I always promised the blog wouldn’t do a ‘kids say the funniest things’ … but loving this little gem from my little William, whilst walking yesterday … counting out the mole-hills: “ 1, 2, 3  … 76 & 77… Mummy look! … Continue reading

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mud on road …. EBUK 2013 conference

I’ve been pulling together the EBUK 2013 conference – From Spaces to Places – Building With Earth. Which will take place this year on 1st February 2013, at Dartington Hall in Devon. It has been our aim at EBUK to have our … Continue reading

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Terra 2012 – earth buildings and conservation in Peru

The 11th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage – Terra 2012 was held in Lima, Peru. 22nd-26th April at the  Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). This is the 11th in the series of conferences that have created … Continue reading

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