Small Earth design and build rammed earth structures using a technology known as SuperAdobe. This form of building allows for the creation of earth domes which are environmentally friendly, ecologically sound, versatile, affordable, flood, fire and earthquake resistant with brilliant sound and thermal insulation.
Small Earth provides supportive and sustainable environments for communities around the world through the creative use of elemental materials and the application of Permaculture inspired thinking.
From conception to delivery our projects leave a legacy of landmark buildings beautifully integrated into sustainable and productive landscapes.
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LONDON - Pity the poor schoolchildren, at least when the jets scream overhead, which they do about once a minute
'The domes look like hobbit homes, but the school's head teacher, Kathryn Harper-Quinn, said they make it much easier for students to concentrate, especially for those whose first language is not English. "You need to listen to the teacher, but as you need to refocus each time after a plane flies over, you start losing energy," she said.
With the domes, said Caroline Macgill, another teacher, the school is able to hold twice as many outdoor classes and is seeing better results from students.'
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Reuters, Oct. 29 - UK researchers say long-term exposure to aircraft noise increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. A five year study focusing on the noise produced by planes flying in and out of Heathrow reveals a higher rate of hospitalisation for people living near the airport than for those who live in quieter environments.
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Three day practical course led by Julian Faulkner of Small Earth - click here for more details
Learn the principles and practice of how to build with earth using Super Adobe. We will be using technology devised by Iranian Cal-Earth architect Nader Khalili to build rammed earth structures.
Known as Super Adobe this form of building allows for the creation of earth domes which are environmentally friendly, ecologically sound, versatile, affordable, flood, fire and earthquake resistant with brilliant sound and thermal insulation.
- Introduction to essential principles
- Hands-on Foundations construction
- Available natural materials
- Building and working with earth
- On-site conditions
- Bench building
- Earth stabilization techniques
- Plastering and finishes