Sustainable Building with Earth Translation: Weimar, Germany


For most of 2014 through the beginning of 2015 my wife Cornelia and I translated Horst Schroeder's book "Lehmbau - Mit Lehm ökologisch planen und bauen" from German into English. The English title of the book is "Sustainable Building with Earth" and represents the first-ever English edition of the seminal work in the earthbuilding field. Full details and online ordering information can be found on the publisher's website.

Horst Schroeder is a founding member of the German Association of Building with Earth (Dachverband Lehm). For twenty years he was the chairman of the association and has been its honorary president since 2012. Up to 2012, he was a lecturer in the fields of “earth building” and “planning and building in developing countries” at the Bauhaus University Weimar. He has been active in research and teaching and has worked as a consultant for various German and international organizations.