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close this bookHandbook for Building Homes of Earth (Peace Corps; 1981; 159 pages)
View the documentForeword
View the documentChapter 1: Introduction - Types of earth houses
View the documentChapter 2: Soils - And what can be done with them
View the documentChapter 3: Stabilization of soils
View the documentChapter 4: Where to build
View the documentChapter 5: Foundations
View the documentChapter 6: Lightweight roofs
View the documentChapter 7: Preparing the soil
View the documentChapter 8: Making adobe blocks
View the documentChapter 9: Making pressed earth blocks
View the documentChapter 10: Making walls with earth blocks
View the documentChapter 11: Making rammed earth walls
View the documentChapter 12: Roofs for earth houses
View the documentChapter 13: Floors
View the documentChapter 14: Surface coatings
View the documentSuggested references
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Handbook for Building Homes of Earth

APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT

Peace Corps
INFORMATION COLLECTION & EXCHANGE

REPRINT R-34
September 1981

INFORMATION COLLECTION & EXCHANGE

Peace Corps' Information Collection & Exchange (ICE) was established so that the strategies and technologies developed by Peace Corps Volunteers, their co-workers, and their counterparts could be made available to the wide range of development organization and individual workers who might find them useful. Training guides, curricula, lesson plans, project reports, manuals and other Peace Corps-generated materials developed in the field are collected and reviewed. Some are reprinted "as is"; others provide a source of field based information for the production of manuals or for research in particular program areas. Materials that you submit to the Information Collection & Exchange thus become part of the Peace Corps' larger contribution to development.

Information about ICE publications and services is available through:

The Peace Corps Internet Web Site address:

http://www.peacecorps.gov

Please note the new Peace Corps Mailing Address from July 1998 on is:

ICE/ Peace Corps
1111 20th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20526
USA

Add your to the ICE Resource Center. Send materials that you have prepared so that we can share them with others working in the development field. Your technical insights serve as the basis for the generation of ICE manuals, reprints and resource packets, and also ensure that ICE is providing the most updated, innovative problem-solving techniques and information available to you and your fellow development workers.

This report was prepared for the Agency for International Development

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20410

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