Rammed earth building
We build in rammed earth because it is a sustainable and affordable way of building. It is an alternative to brick buildings (firing bricks uses firewood and contributes to deforestation) and an alternative to building from concrete (making cement causes lots of environmental damage).
We have built and are building many buildings from rammed earth at Sam’s Training Village and are now building an office for African Vision Malawi in Njewa, a suburb of Lilongwe. Njewa is also a demonstration site for the benefit of people who cannot travel from Lilongwe to Sam’s Village.
Both at Njewa and Sam’s Village the buildings are surrounded by permaculture gardens.
Read here The Story of Njewa – building an office from rammed earth – with photos:
The Story of Njewa
A borehole for a water source
- The earth is often too hard to dig straight away and you need to soften it with water
If you would like to visit Njewa, just a 15 min drive from the centre of Lilongwe on the Mchingi Road, and see our projects in action please email us.
You can also follow progress on our Facebook page. To donate to our projects, please click donate below: