Living in the hills in the out skirts of Perth we really wanted something that would not only reflect who we are as family but also tie in with this beautiful environment. Finally having the chance to build our house the way we wanted gave us opportunities in abundance.
Rammed earth, whilst not common had left such an impression on my husband and my memory that we were certain we wanted to incorporate it into our home. Once we had the quotes and met various contractors we chose Rammed Earth Alternatives. The genuine interest Jens had in what we wanted to achieve, the competitive price and his absolute love and belief in this way of building made us even more passionate.
Our house is 530 square metres without verandahs. Plus we decided to do a 300 square metre shed as well. The process of building a rammed earth house is so incredible and something I could not have imagined if I had not witnessed it. It goes up fast and has such a tactile presence about it that people have their hands on the wall before they are even consious of it.
Jens is easy, accomodating, creative and calm to deal with even when it's too hot and you have changed your mind again. We can't wait till the remainder of the work is finished so we can move in.
The positive comments and dropped jaws always relates to the magnificent walls.
We love it - rammed earth was definitely the right choice.
Bob and Dee Parker