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Lived experience of the Karapiro home

BY PAUL GERAETS. ORGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 2013. Overlooking Lake Karapiro a few kilometres south of Cambridge, this beautiful home was designed and built for Jayne Baker and Jeff Allen. I first met Jayne at the Waikato Homeshow in October 2007. She presented me with a concept plan for a home using...
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Rammed Earth wins World House of the Year 2017

THIS RELEASE WAS ORGINALLY PUBLISHED 2017 AND SHARED ON SEVERAL NEWS CHANNELS STARTS A Kiwi earth-builder says that awarding a rammed earth home the World House of the Year for 2017 is an incredible win. It’s also rather auspicious; just three months ago, Rammed earth (RE) builder and Director of...
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Electric car evolution

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN FEBRUARY 2016. The team at Terra Firma is pleased to say we know a super-intrepid, lovely lady who has been helping to build her own electric car. Paul’s (Terra Firma’s CEO) sister is a school teacher in the South Island, but has also studied in Antarctica and fills...
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Lived experience of the Cambridge Home

BY PAUL GERAETS. Nestled on the lower slopes of Maungakawa, a few kilometres to the east of Cambridge, this warm and inviting rammed earth home was designed and built by Terra Firma for Simon and Liz Clayton I started designing a concept plan for Simon and Liz in January 2007...
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Matakana home in Junction Mag!

We were thrilled to be in Junction Mag in January 2018. Here’s the reproduction of the article and the link to see more from this magazine who did a really great job. The first time Mariska and Cees van Egmond walked into a rammed earth house, they felt right at...
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