Nature Iraq has partnered with Dwell Earth to launch a new project to model sustainable building practice in particular Compressed Earth Blocks. Dwell Earth is an American company whose mission is to deliver innovative building solutions utilizing advanced compressed earth block construction technologies, appropriate design, project management by utilizing local resources to help transform lives and communities throughout the world. They describe Compressed Earth Block as “a construction material made from the dirt beneath your feet to build a wide variety of structures including homes, schools, churches, clinics, stores, barricades and fortifications.”
An estimated 30% of the world’s population live in earthen structures. Compressed Earth Bricks combined time-tested, traditional, familiar construction methods with modern efficiency and precision.
Compressed block structures are: