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close this bookBuilding with Pumice (GTZ, 1990, 86 p.)
close this folder4. Instructions for Building Pumice-Concrete Houses
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View the document4.1 House with In-situ Pumice-concrete Walls
View the document4.2 House with Pumice-concrete Solid-block/brick Walls
View the document4.3 House with Pumice-concrete Cavity-block Walls
View the document4.4 House with Pumice-panel Walls
View the document4.5 House with Wall-length Reinforced Pumice-concrete Hollow-core Planks as Self-supporting Wall Members


This chapter tells how to build several different kinds of houses using building members of the kind described. Typical, practical models that have already been successfully built in various countries were selected.

They include: one in-situ pumice-concrete house, three pumice-brick/block houses, two simple panel-wall houses and two houses made of wall-height hollow-core planks. All of them have approximately 5 × 6 m (= 30 m) floor space and are suitable for self-help construction.