WAYS:Rammed Earth p.1

As a traditional, even ancient, that is to say pre-globalized technology, rammed earth relies on local materials – perhaps the most locally sourceable material possible – dirt. There are hundred of websites and online videos devoted to explaining methods developed throughout the world. These methods employ everything from blocks of wood attached to shoes to pneumatic rammers outfitted with density monitors.

Most of the books available on rammed earth are coffee table books devoted to inovative designs using various forms of earthen walls or surveys of earthen construction around the world. Rammed Earth Structures, A code of Practice,by Julian Keable written in 1996 offers "a code of practice" for the use of rammed earth glodally. It focusses primarily on African applications used by aid organizations but also suggests its extension into more lavish stuctures such as hotels and villas.