ARTICLES FEATURING DOWN TO EARTH BUILDING
Rammed Earth Building Golden Bay - Ecofind

RAMMED EARTH HOUSE TAKES SHAPE IN GOLDEN BAY
(ECOFIND, NOVEMBER 2011)

Garry Hodder in Nelson drew the structural plans for the building, while rammed earth expert Jimmy Cotter (from Down to Earth Building in Wanaka) came up to build the walls. Local structural engineer Richard Walker, who coincidentally has been involved in writing New Zealand standards for rammed earth, did the site inspections as work progressed. Read more…

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HOME OF THE YEAR FINALIST – SENSE OF PLACE
(HOME MAGAZINE, APRIL/MAY 2015, PAGE 133)

If you’re asking for a home that feels deeply connected to its location, then it’s hard to top this; a dwelling with walls made of rammed earth taken, if not literally from the site itself, then just a few kilometers down the road in Wanaka’s Cardrona Valley. Read more…

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SENSE OF PLACE
(KIA ORA, AIR NEW ZEALAND INFLIGHT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2015)

In 2010, when the Pinfolds first started thinking about a new home, the Wrights (Architects), now based in Arrowtown, were living in Wellington and had no experience with Rammed Earth. Enter Wanaka-based Jimmy Cotter, a rammed earth contractor with more than 20 years experience. Cotters experience gave the architects the confidence to give the material a go. Read more…

Rammed Earth in Newspaper

BUILDING A NEW HOME IS DIRTY WORK
(TIMARU HERALD, FRIDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2014)

What may be South Canterbury’s first earthern house in more than a century, is being built at Peel Forest Near Geraldine.  Read more…

Rammed Earth Pigeon Bay

RAMMED EARTH A HEALTHY CHOICE
(THE PRESS, CHRISTCHURCH, FRIDAY, 21 JUNE 2013)

Nothing compares to natural building materials to create a warm, healthy home, and one of the best is one of the oldest house building materials known to mankind: earth.  Read more…

Rammed Earth Home

TWO WANAKA HOMES IN RUNNING FOR AWARD
(OTAGO DAILY TIMES, FRIDAY, 31 JULY 2015)

Two Wanaka homes have been nominated as finalists in the 2015 New Zealand Architecture Awards.  Read more…