In waste management circles best practice is to reuse a waste without reprocessing. Worst practice is to throw it away or burn it. If we can take a waste and give it another use as it stands, then we don’t use precious energy in reprocessing. If the waste can be found locally all the better, and tyres can be found virtually everywhere on the planet. Building rammed earth walls from tyres put us straight to the top of the waste management hierarchy…

Over a thousand sheets of cardboard needed to be collected locally. This is used for lining the base of each tyre in the wall, preventing the earth from spilling through during the earth ramming.

Materials for Rammed Earth Walls

Hundreds of bottles were saved for us by local bars and used with a bit of cement to packout the indentations in the finished tyre wall. We also needed hundreds for the bathroom bottle wall.