Architect, Elliot Johnson, in
association with Rich D. Cope, has established Whole Earth
Construction, which is pioneering the use of Cast
construction in Austin, Texas.
The first two Cast Earth homes
in Austin have been completed, the Cope Residence
in June and
in December 2005, both
rated five-star by
the City of Austin Green Building Program.
Cast Earth is similar to
Earth, produces an
18"-24" thick earthen wall with less labor and expense than Rammed
Earth, yet producing an equally attractive exterior.