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“House building gets back down to earth” article

November 29, 2011

Luke Mahony

There is a lot of earth building going on out there, so it is good to see some exposure in Melbourne’s Herald Sun. It is the story of a Monbulk builder Nathan Schroder constructing a rammed earth house in a fire prone area.

“It feels a whole lot more natural,” he said. “Two-thirds of the world’s population live in an earth dwelling but in the West we keep inventing all these new ways of building walls. This is a simple way of building and something feels really good about it.”

Read the full article by clicking here.

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Cultivate a better future

November 9, 2011

Luke Mahony

This video isn’t about rammed earth, sorry about that. The song alone is worth a post, a great song by Willie Nelson covering Cold Play’s “the Scientist”.

The film, by film-maker Johnny Kelly, depicts the life of a farmer as he slowly turns his family farm into an industrial animal factory before seeing the errors of his ways and opting for a more sustainable future. Both the film and the soundtrack were commissioned by Chipotle to emphasize the importance of developing a sustainable food system.

No body said it was easy!