Mud Master: An Earth House in Germany

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

Gernot’s bathroom is a fluid sculpture made from coils of clay. Every detail was created in mud plaster, from the legs of the sink to the actual basin—a completely waterproof and practical design. Gernot’s clay sink was made using a high sandy loam with 6 percent linseed oil for repelling water, then coated with a layer of linseed oil. After eleven years, the basin shows little if any signs of deteriorating.
Photo By Laurie E. Dickson