RAMMED EARTH DWELLINGS IN THE WILDERNESS

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The Great Wall of WA: 12 Rammed-Earth Dwellings Emerge from the Australian clay landscape.

Humble adobe cottages used to be a convenient way to build a structure to live in.

Now in the striking Western Australian semi-desert landscape the adobe, or rammed earth method has gone underground to make a stunning series of cool homes created to provide accommodation for a cattle station during mustering season.

The Great Wall of WA is named for its defining feature, a 755-foot-long (230-meter) wall of rammed earth that the architects say is the longest of its kind on the continent and possibly the whole of the southern hemisphere. The wall, made from a locally sourced mix of sandy clay and gravel, forms a serrated rift in the landscape with private niches creating the entrance porch of each home.

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The striking feature cleverly designs the gardens to be tolerant of conditions and provide minimal upkeep. What an imaginative and practical way to use a seemingly difficult landscape!  See more:

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