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Daxx Terry Green
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Hello friends,

I'm an earth builder from the USA. I've worked with David Easton http://www.rammedearthworks.com/ and the late Stan Huston http://www.hustonrammedearth.com/. Done rammed earth in California, North Carolina, New Mexico, Colorado, British Columbia and Sweden. Done earth plastering there, in Amsterdam and Zaandam as well. I have taken the Earthship training in Taos, New Mexico. I've also taken courses with the fine folks at http://www.permies.com/ near Missoula. I've taken earth building classes with Janell Kapoor at http://ashevillage.org/.

I would very much like to work in Europe. I'm getting married in Dublin in December and need work while there.

I have a broad skill set and I pride myself on my ability to collaborate with just about everyone. I have 6+ years of electrical experience and have done a great deal of conventional construction as well. I was a supervisor on the new rammed earth Bradford Brinton Art Museum here in Wyoming. Here's a short 5 minute VIDEO of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfwvfJmyPt8

Please consider helping me find earth work while I'm there?

Cheers either way,


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Miles Flansburg
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Howdy Daxx, I noticed that the new rest area south of Cheyenne looks like it has some rammed earth walls. Did you have anything to do with that?

It is pretty cool how there are different colored layers in the walls when finished. Could you say a little more about how that is done?
 
Daxx Terry Green
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Hello Miles!

That is rammed earth and yes the company I worked for did do it. The same company that did the Bradford Brinton Art Museum project. They're at http://www.sirewall.com/ if you want to learn more.

It's a very simple process. You take moist earth (about the same as beach sand) and compact it layer by layer in heavy forms. Each layer is approximately 6-8" [150-200mm]. ONLY subsoil is allowed.

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Cool! Nice to see that Wyoming is embracing this technology.
So how do you get the different colored layers? Is that actually different types of earth or is it died somehow?

What area of the state seems to be the most open to alternative building, like cob, straw bale etc?

Are there any more examples along the I-80 corridor , of straw, cob etc?
 
Daxx Terry Green
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Well don't forget Wyoming is the USA's most conservative state.

We did dye the Bradford Brinton Art Museum's walls with iron oxide pigments. We used the same color in three different concentrations.

I have done straw and cob but never here in Wyoming. No idea of their whereabouts.

Cheers,


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