Building with earth and straw




Alain Marcom

Terre Vivante

Language of origin

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17 x 24.5 cm
200 pages

The earth-straw building technique presented in this book is basically a mixture of earth and plant fibre that is applied to a load-bearing wooden frame. This building technique gives four major advantages: low environmental impact, great thermal efficiency, highly economical and can be used on all terrain.

The author details in this book the different stages of building with earth-straw: initial structural calculations, structural works and how to make and use the earth-straw mix, specific techniques for fittings and finishings, electrical sheathing, plumbing, carpentry, flooring, wall coatings…

Alain Marcom

Alain Marcom is an earth-straw specialist. His company, the cooperative Inventerre, has built earth-straw houses for over 20 years. He is a man of action, committed to developing this technique in France.
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