North Maleny Residence, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
A 'future proofed' two storey residence in North Maleny, Sunshine Coast, this rammed earth and recycled timber home features wide corridors and accommodation for a (future) live-in carer. The sloping block allows ground level access from the rear. A lift provides disabled access to the upper floor from the entry/garage level. Designed by Rohan Jackson of Blackburne Jackson Design. The owners are delighted with their home. See their comments here.
Ribbonwood Ave, Maleny House
We designed and built this 3 bedroom, 1 studio/office, 3 bathroom home on a sloping block in central Maleny to be easy-care and passive solar. Built of rammed earth and colorbond, with a deck of modwood and a roof of insulated sandwich panels, there is little work to maintain this house.
Kybong Residence, Gympie Qld
Situated on top of a hill just south of Gympie, Qld, this home features many arched doorways and columns in addition to external and internal rammed earth walls.
Pine Mountain Residence
We were asked to create colourful feature walls for this family home in SE Queensland. Mission accomplished!
A quirky country cabin with lots of charm, featuring a curved wall behind a rammed earth open fireplace. We used pressed metal to form a pattern on the front panels of the fireplace, reflecting the pressed metal used in the bathroom.
Samford Valley Residence, Queensland
From the architects, WD Architects: "This completely wheelchair-friendly home began as a concept designed by the owner who engaged WD Architects to assist in bringing it to fruition. We acted in an advisory and technical capacity and as a sounding-board for the owner to achieve his vision. With beautiful rammed earth work by Rammed Earth Constructions, and heavy timber work by Adam Warburton."
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.
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 […]
This rural property was designed using passive solar strategies and incorporates many sustainable features, including rammed earth, ritek insulated panel roofing, clerestory and louvre windows, and solar power. It also collects rainwater and deals with its own wastewater.
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.
“Mandalay”, Coolum Chase
"Mandalay", Coolum Chase, Sunshine Coast. A series of pavilions make up this rammed earth home.
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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.