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Advantages of Compressed Earth Block Homes

Building with earth offers an eco-friendly and affordable solution to one of the world's most pressing problems—the shortage of adequate shelter.


One major advantage of earth blocks is the thermal mass that blocks provide. This means very few exchanges of heat and cold in a 24-hour time period, thus reducing heating and cooling costs. In earthquake-prone areas, specific construction techniques can be used to make earth houses more resistant to damage.


Below are a dozen reasons why building homes from Compressed Earth Blocks makes sense. Earth blocks are cheaper, greener and far more durable than concrete blocks or mud bricks. Stabilized blocks don't melt in the rain, so rebuilding isn't necessary.

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