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Saskatoon Insulated Rammed Earth Workshop 2015

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* only 1 spot available*

July 20 – 25

Location : Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada

Learn to build rammed earth from pros on the job with a crew building a large wall for a modern RE house.

We will show you what you need to know to build your own walls with all the special techniques we normally use.

Whether you want to build for yourself,as a career or just learn for curiosity this gives you valuable experience that you need.

For those who are interested please look at this: rammed earth workshop

Contact us by email to get on the list.

Be sure to leave your phone # and the best time to reach you.

Pictures from Gabriola workshop

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Rammed earth color samples

Color samples, with a few of the favorites stacked up.

 

end panels

Building end panels.

 

setting end panel

Leveling the end panel

 

forms ready

Forms are ready to go!

 

mixing rammed earth
Mixing

 

Ramming earth

Orion ramming away.

 

decorative layer

Kathleen tamping a small decorative layer.

 

shovelling

Stan learning to love shoveling.

 

crushed lava

Joey and Kathleen crushing lava that will be used in a decorative layer.

 

wild turkey
A wild turkey roams the neighborhood.

 

Rammed earth walls

The rammed earth walls that will be in the living room. The bottom grey section of wall will be buried, leaving the more colorful layered sections visible.

 
group picture

Left to right: Joey, Stan, Clifton, Alex, Orion