• Rammed earth and colorbond entry

    Doonan House, Sunshine Coast, Qld

    This award winning house in Doonan is a combination of rammed earth on the ground floor with fibre cement sheeting and colorbond on the second floor. Built around the pool, the house provides the perfect conditions for easy indoor-outdoor living in this subtropical climate. The ground floor has a polished slab as the floor covering.  See the owners’ comments […]

  • Buttress rammed earth wall in station homestead, outback Queensland.

    Jericho Station Homestead

    Pretty Plains Station homestead, Jericho, Central Queensland.   Rammed earth walls of 400mm and 500mm thick keep the internal temperatures in this home regulated in the fierce climate of central Queensland. One wall is 900mm thick, houses the slow combustion wood heater and flue and features a vent in the rammed earth.

  • Rammed earth and strawbale walls, Queensland. 9 star energy rated home.

    Dayboro Rammed Earth & Strawbale home

    This award winning home in Dayboro, SE Queensland achieved a 9.5 star energy rating, and was designed by WD Architects.  As well as our rammed earth walls, it also incorporates straw bales. It was a finalist in the 2010 BPN Sustainability Awards, and features in Warm House, Cool House by Nick Hollo.

  • Subtropical rammed earth home with big stacking doors to deck.

    Maleny House

    There is a wire brushed finish on this rammed earth 'mountain cottage' style house, built in 2003. The wire brushing removes form work lines and leaves a textured finish.

  • Canal estate rammed earth

    Pelican Waters residence, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

    A far-from-standard 3 bedroom family home including an upper storey on one side with a parents retreat.  Rammed earth forms all the external and many of the internal, garage and garden walls.  The owners say, “As far as building products go, rammed earth is for us… The eco credentials of rammed earth are of the highest levels, as is evident […]

  • entry staircase rammed earth coolum

    “Mandalay”, Coolum Chase

    "Mandalay", Coolum Chase, Sunshine Coast.  A series of pavilions make up this rammed earth home.

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  • rammed earth house with ribbon of colour

    “Murrindindi”, Witta

    The rammed earth walls in this home feature a ribbon of different coloured earth that runs around the house. It's an eye-catching addition to the walls which is attractive and interesting without being overwhelming. The house also features a rammed earth fireplace, creating by ramming large stones of the same material within the formwork, and filling in with the rammed earth material. As the wall went up, we transitioned to smaller stones and finally to just soil material.  The open timber beams in the house are a strong and very attractive feature of the house, and were a key factor in the design.

  • Bribie Island House

    Built in 2002 by an engineer, this home was unusual in its canal estate placement at the time. Designed using passive solar design principles and to be energy conscious, it was also energy producing, generating wind as well as solar power. The rammed earth provided thermal mass, and the clerestorey windows allowed sunlight to heat the central walls at appropriate times of the year, but the design excluded it at other times (using the angle of the sun).  Electric blinds shaded the large glass windows when necessary, and a vergola opening roof sheltered the central courtyard between the two wings of the house.

  • rammed earth home in bush setting

    Flaxton House

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  • Rammed earth Ecohouse, Crystal Waters, Queensland

    Crystal Waters Eco House

    Built in 1993, this house in Crystal Waters Ecovillage, near Conondale, uses wire brushed rammed earth as the primary building material. Recycled windows and doors were sourced from salvage yards. Weatherboards and hardwood floor boards are reject-grade hardwood.

  • Woombye House, Sunshine Coast Hinterland

    This home is built on a very steep north facing hinterland block in subtropical Queensland. The multi-coloured two storey rammed earth walls form the entrance and south walls of the home. The north face is of light weight construction, with a large deck and glass doors to maximise the indoor-outdoor living opportunities.  The deck has a vergola roof, which can be opened when the owners want sunshine to enter the house, and closed when the weather is too hot or too wet.

  • Rammed earth alcoves, garden wall. Sunshine coast, Queensland.

    Mooloolah House

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