Mud Master: An Earth House in Germany

Gernot Minke’s earth sculpted home fuses layers of clay bricks and green technologies.

Gernot’s library encircles the dome’s perimeter. The earth bricks were plastered with a lime and casein, or quark, wash. Quark, obtained when rennet from young cows is added to skim milk, is readily available in German grocery stores and resembles something between yogurt and cottage cheese.
Photo By Laurie E. Dickson