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Remote Housing Need Not Cost the Earth

Example of a modern rammed earth house in Western Australia.

Example of a modern rammed earth house in Western Australia. Photo: Stephen Dobson

By Daniela Ciancio

Building and maintaining houses in remote Aboriginal communities is difficult and expensive, but engineering improvements to rammed earth constructions offer a viable alternative.

Daniela Ciancio is Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Western Australia.

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