Who has made their own engineered rammed earth home? It's very appealing to me, but without industrial equipment it seems like it would take ages for a small team to finish. Any thoughts or experiences?
My family is saving up for a property, and we like the idea of rammed earth but can't afford a contractor to build it for us. We could buy manual tampers(maybe one air compressor tamper),and rent a small tractor. There are several local quarries I know of to purchase the earthen materials. 2 of us could work 4-6 hours per day 7 days a week while the 3rd would be a few hours on the weekends. We have experience in home construction, but not rammed earth.