Le Reve - the Dream House
Le R?ve or The Dream is a dream realised by John Joseph and Jasmine. It is an eco friendly home stay built in rammed earth and set in a serene village location. The mud walls have two coats of plastering in mud and finished with hygienic wax to get real natural glow. The rooms have eco friendly terracotta and wood flooring.
By rediscovering the most ancient of all building materials earth forward-thinking homebuilders now create structures that set new standards for beauty, durability, and efficient use of natural resources.
Rammed earth construction is a step forward into a sustainable future, when homes will combine pleasing aesthetics and intense practicality with a powerful sense of place. Rammed earth homes are built entirely on-site, using basic elements earth, water, and a little cement.
The solid masonry walls permit design flexibility while providing year-round comfort and minimal use of energy. The builder and resident of a rammed earth house will experience the deep satisfaction of creating permanence in a world dominated by the disposable.
low CO2 emissions: as earth walls don't require bricks to be fired in a kiln, or cement manufacture, there is a massive reduction in emissions of CO2 (the most important greenhouse gas). Around 10% of global CO2 emissions are from the cement industry.
recyclable: it's just plain old earth, which can be used again on a new building, or be re-absorbed into the environment easily.
high thermal mass: walls can absorb the sun's warmth during the day, and leach it slowly into the building at night; this reduces the energy required for heating, and so further reduces CO2 emissions and pollution.
non-toxic: no toxic, or factory-produced materials in the walls at all just earth.
local: cement and bricks are heavy, and their manufacture is centralized; earth can be dug locally, reducing tr
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Eco Certifications: keralatourism certification pending
Eco Memberships: n/a
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