Nossa Terra, our Earth

Today I went with Teresa, our architect, to the Câmara Municipal in Odemira for our roof renewal. Our house was built of compacted earth in 1937. Earth construction is becoming popular again and Teresa asked about our plans for the land, which include better roads, water landscapes, Permaculture, solar energy and also building with earth. We are lucky that Prembodhi recommended Teresa, who is president of an association of about 60 Portuguese architects that work with earth construction: Centro da Terra. CdT is based in the Alentejo region, like us and they are planning a workshop in September in Santiago do Cacém, not too far from here.

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    baul said,

    Bruno Mertens heeft indertijd voor Auroville voor het `Nederlandse paviljoen aldaar een dome-type gebouw ontworpen–waarbij aarde met lijm ?werd vermengd

    om zo een koele ruimte te creeeren in een gedeeltelijk woestijnachtig gebied

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