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Whareuku Earth House Project

Whareuku, or Earth House, is a University of Auckland collective founded to create a low-cost earthen housing solution for rural Maori communities. By the end of 2007 the project had successfully acquired a building consent for the proposed earthen structure and began construction in March 2008.

The objective of the whareuku construction is to create a simple and affordable modular building system that local people can build from local materials, with minimal need to draw on outside expertise like professional engineers or architects.
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