Dirt Houses aren’t Always Dirt Cheap

Some progressive homeowners have installed dirt floors but here’s an interesting article that takes natural building a step further and is all about about earthen construction and the movement towards building with dirt and non-toxic materials.

Many virtues are claimed for earth as a building material, including high thermal mass, very low environmental impact, hygroscopicity and permeability supporting a healthier interior environment, simple low-energy building methods readily suited to the DIY builder, universal availability of building material, and -most important of all- it’s ‘dirt cheap.’

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