Cape Town's first low cost earthen house Print

Earth Rising Foundation in collaboration with Eco Design Architects completed Cape Town’s first low cost earthen house in Masiphumelele.  The house is home to a family of six, with four bedrooms, a living room, bathroom and kitchen.  The plan was based on a Habitat for Humanity low cost house model and built with an earth construction method called Cob replacing concrete blocks and a rubble trench foundation instead of the usual concrete.  Everyone is very pleased with the product and hopefully a trend will start.