Sustainability is a social goal about the ability
of people to co- exist on earth over a long time. It is the
assurance that is proven to tackle all challenges with
housing with the modern day technologies. Housing the
urban population is key to sustainable development since
the past two decade; it had been given a serious study by
the world generally since there is the need to
accommodate the relationship of man and his
environment. Sustainable resources are natural resources
that can be gotten locally and can be used for or to
complement the elements of a building like wall, windows,
foundations etc, as well as an embedded sensor to
facilitate the comfort of the building. Earth, one of such
resources is identified in this paper and through
technology, the different uses of it. This article gives
detailed research on the availability, usability and other
values of sustainable resources to tackle the challenge of
low cost housing also on the methodology of utilizing a
specific alternative building material that is the Earth.
The concept of low cost housing, sustainable housing and
alternative building materials were considered in the
paper to buttress the sustainability of the material.
Appropriate use of earth in construction will produce
cost-effective and comfortable buildings because research
showed that earth structures have lower embodied energy
than buildings made from conventional materials.
Keywords : Sustainability, Earth, Construction Technologies, Low Cost Housing, Low Income Earners, Environment. Smart Home, Smart Cities.