Cast & Character: Building a Home With Cast Earth Construction

A well-traveled homeowner lends personality to a home built using the cutting-edge technology known as cast earth.

The head of Jan’s bed rests against a cast earth Trombe wall, which acts as a passive solar heating device to stabilize the room’s temperature. Above the Trombe wall sit hats that belonged to Jan’s family, including a top hat that Jan’s great great grandfather wore as a pallbearer at President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral.
Photography By Terrence Moore