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Walls

There are so many different types of walls that you can use, depending on whether you have more time, money or energy.

Rapidobe is an extremely fast and cheap method of building. It involves putting posts into the ground, attaching a U-shaped bag to them and filling it with any earth available.

Brick is easy to work with once you get the hang of it, and fairly fast. You can use adobe, CEB, cinderblock or any other type of block. The principal is the same.

Ferrocement is a strong, flexible concrete, which is applied in thin layers to a metal structure. It can be used to make highly inventive shapes and structures.

Surface bonding consists of dry stacking a brick wall, and then covering it with a special fiber-reinforced tensile stucco.

Adobe can be used in a variety of ways to create strong, beautiful walls with a great thermal mass.

A bottle wall is not only an excellent use of old glass bottles, it is also very pleasing to the eye. It lets in a little light, and is most beautiful at sunrise and sunset.

Stud walls are quick and useful for interior walls between two rooms or for ceilings. They are not particularly strong or soundproof, but they are functional.

There are occasions when a temporary wall is necessary. For this purpose there is little simpler than OSB or plywood with a vinyl tarp stapled to it.

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