rammed earth
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(pronounced ramd ERTH)

An ancient building practice, rammed earth is a method for building walls using the raw materials of earth, lime, chalk, and gravel. As people desire more sustainable building materials and natural construction methods, this technique has seen a revival in recent years because the resulting walls are strong, durable, noncombustible, and thermally massive. Though the practice can be very laborious if performed only by hand, rammed-earth walls are actually relatively simple to construct when using machinery to assist the building process.