About Us

Rammed Earth Living is the specialist rammed earth design studio of Environmental Designer Sharon Ponsford.  Sharon specialises in solar-passive and environmental design and during her many years of practice has helped hundreds of owner-builders achieve their dream.

Why should you choose Sharon to design your rammed earth cottage, studio or dream home?  Because Sharon will listen to what you say, she will fully understand your requirements and deliver a design which far exceeds your expectations.  You will have complete peace of mind during the design process and complete confidence in the outcome.

With a passion for environmentally sustainable and solar passive homes, Sharon was naturally drawn to the natural energy and timeless beauty of rammed earth. 

Qualifications Studied

  • Diploma in Architectural Technology
  • Certificate IV in Residential Drafting
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training
  • Diploma in Information Technology (Software Development)
  • HIA Certified Greensmart Professional
  • ABSA Accredited Energy Efficiency Assessor
  • Bachelor of Arts (Training & Development)
  • Reiki Master
  • AIBD (Australian Institute of Building Designers)
  • EBAA (Earth Building Association of Australia)
  • Ausbale (Australasian Straw Bale Building Association)
  • Earth Solutions Group & Avon Valley Environmental Society (Northam)
In her spare time Sharon enjoys working outside on her bush property, playing her piano, and is a regular volunteer at a local wildlife care facility.

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