“CEBs are one of the cheapest, simplest building methods available. They are an advancement on adobe blocks and are far more versatile, durable and strong.
Compressed Earth is similar to adobe in its composition, but it is made by compressing moist, but not wet, earth into a stable form. The resulting brick is several times as strong as adobe and the consistency of the blocks can be very precise. Blocks are made with a press, and all sorts of configurations are available depending on the type of block desired.
The bricks can be either laid in mortar or dry-stacked and surface bonded, depending on the design of the structure. Dry stacking is quick, and if you designed your forms to be an even division of the wall, the walls of the house can go up in a few days, or even a few hours with a decent crew. Interlocking is a must for surface bonded walls.”
Read the full article with lots of photos at the source: Vela Creations.com