Whare Uku (Earth House)

 

While traveling in the the Far North of New Zealand in 2016  Bryan Bruce  met Ruben Porter who has come up with his own solution to solving New Zealand's affordable housing problem. It's called the Whare Uku or a house made out of the earth . With he assistance of the University of Auckland's engineering department Rueben is building beautiful homes using rammed earth construction and locally milled timber. But as Bryan  discovered Rueben's not doing it just for himself but to help others .

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