Project Sudan

Sudan Rammed Earth Project

In November 2012, I received an email from a chap in Sudan who used my Rammed Earth Manual to build his new home.

It read as follows…

Dear Michael

I was inspired by your book and built a Rammed Earth House in Sudan, the total area of the house is 104 sqm and consist of 2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms, kitchen and a living room. I used 45% of soil, 45% of sand and 10% of cement. The total cost including furniture was 15,000 US Dollars, the usual building cost in Sudan is $500-600 per sqm.

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I used a different format for the roof as you can see from the photos. I used concrete, sand and gravel.

I did  a strength test for the rammed earth mixture and the the result came at 6 kilo Newton, the red brick strength came at 3.2 K Newton, the sand stone came at 3.6 K Newton, the concrete block broke at 4.7 K Newton, so the rammed earth test was stronger. At present I am testing a differnt mixture consist of 70% soil,20% lime, 10% cement and the test after 2 weeks curing registered 9.8 K Newton. I am hoping to use this mixture for a multi-story building. I would like to chat with you over the phone if possible please forward to me your phone number.

At present I am building 4 towers of concrete in Sudan consist of 7 storeys and 104 apartment. I am speaking to the Ministry of Housing to build rammed earth houses for the poor people in Sudan.

I will be very happy for you to put up the pictures on your site, after all its you who inspired me to build it.

Regards

Khalid

So nice to see these projects completed, If you have a project you would like to share then please contact me.

 

So here we go with a great set of pictures of the rammed earth house in Sudan.

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