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View the document Chapter 6: Lightweight roofs
View the document Chapter 7: Preparing the soil
View the document Chapter 8: Making adobe blocks
View the document Chapter 9: Making pressed earth blocks
View the document Chapter 10: Making walls with earth blocks
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View the document Chapter 12: Roofs for earth houses
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Foreword

This report wee prepared for the Agency for International Development by Lyle A. Wolfskill, Wayne A. Dunlop and Bob M. Callaway of the Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A & M university, College Station, Texas. Technical supervision was provided by this office.

This reprint is being made to provide copies to meet many demands. This handbook has proved to be one of the most helpful and most popular publications in the field of aided self-help housing.

Deputy for Technology and Information

Office of International Affairs

Department of Housing & Urban Development