We have written and published our own book titled “Building with Earth Bricks and Rammed Earth in Australia” .

Building with Earth Bricks and Rammed Earth in Australia

At last, a definitive text that represents the collective experience of the modern generation of earth builders, expressed in a form relative to building regulations in the 21st century.  Its publication is a milestone in defining the use of earth in the Australian built environment.

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Cost for Non-members:    $ 40.50  includes Postage & Handling cost within Australia only

                                         $ 45.50  includes Postage & Handling cost for overseas delivery

Cost for Members:            $ 25.50  includes Postage & Handling cost within Australia only

                                         $ 30.50  includes Postage & Handling cost for overseas delivery


We have also compiled a list of publications that may be useful for those wishing to learn about earth building, design, build or owner build in earth. Some of these publications are available from your newsagents, library, online or from a few sources we can suggest.

If anyone has suggested texts to add to list or videos please contact us.

Magazines and periodicals

The Owner Builder Magazine
Bi-monthly in newsagents or subscription

Earth Building General

Building With Earth, John Norton
Intermediate Technology Publications, 1997. ISBN 1 85339 337 1

Build your House of Earth, GF Middleton
Second Back Row Press, 1979. ISBN 0 908136 72 2

The Cobbers Companion, Michael G Smith
The Cobb Cottage Publication, 1998. ISBN 0 9663738 0 4


Warm House Cool House, Nick Hollo
Choice Books, 1997. ISBN 0 947277 22 6

Technical Manuals and Notes

CSIRO Earth Bulletin No 5
CSIRO Publication

Home Technical Manual and CD
Australian Greenhouse Office, 2004.
ISBN 1 920840 18 4

Owner Building

Building Your Own Home, George Wilkie and Stuart Arden
Weldon Publishing, 1992. ISBN 1 86302 055 1

The Home Building Experience, John Archer
ABC Enterprises, 1985. ISBN 0 642 52824 1


Mud and Man, Ted Howard,
Earthbuild Publications, 1992. ISBN 0 646 06962 4