REA is a Member of 
Earth Building Association
of Australia

Rammed Earth Alternatives

Rammed Earth Alternatives was established in 2000 and since then has completed more than 70 projects ranging from houses to schools and churches in both metropolitan and regional areas. 

Our team of fully trained, reliable tradesmen offer first class workmanship with a genuine caring attitude to reflect our clients’ needs and concerns, interests and dreams for their projects. We are committed to providing the utmost care and level of service every hour we are engaged on a project, whether building a mansion or a garden studio…

The Builder

Hi, my name is Jens Jacobsen, I was born in Zimbabwe and graduated Technikon with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

On completion of my studies I worked in the project management team for the Electricity Supply Commission in South Africa and we were responsible for the construction of new power stations. I held this job for several years.

After living in various parts of the world for 10 years, in the mid 90’s I decided that it would be best to move to Australia. On arrival I decided to take some time out and travel around the country, learn about my new home and find somewhere to settle down….