Two ways to make bricks

Mud Bricks CC-NC-SA mikebogle on flickr

Making bricks by hand:

Boys Making Bricks by Beth Hart

Open Source Ecology’s Compressed Earth Brick Press, the Liberator:

The CEB Story by Open Source Ecology

Author samoos Posted on September 21, 2012

4 thoughts on “Two ways to make bricks”

Anonymous says:

September 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm

“Compressed earth blocks” are not “bricks”.
Very different things.

samoos says:

September 23, 2012 at 11:45 am


In the general sense, a “brick” is a standard-sized weight-bearing building unit. Bricks are laid in horizontal courses, sometimes dry and sometimes with mortar. When the term is used in this sense, the brick might be made from clay, lime-and-sand, concrete, or shaped stone. In a less clinical and more colloquial sense, bricks are made from dried earth, usually from clay-bearing subsoil. In some cases, such as adobe, the brick is merely dried. More commonly it is fired in a kiln of some sort to form a true ceramic.

Stephen Battey says:

September 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Who ever knew bricks could be so interesting.

Bruno says:

September 23, 2012 at 11:40 am

really awesome idea. I wish those guys success

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