The Jiri earthbag house project is complete.

The Jiri earthbag house project is complete.


“We are extremely proud of the results of this project as we managed to achieve our targets and have had a very positive response from the Jiri locals. The Jirel house has been a response to local architectural vernacular and to the Jirel family’s comments during extensive consultation and discussions. It is a marriage of earthquake resilient earthbag design and our client’s lifestyle and culture. At the Jiri Build Project, we believe that this approach to design and rebuilding is absolutely crucial for the success of a project in Nepal.
Jiri earthbag house under construction

Jiri earthbag house under construction


What have we achieved?
– Project Duration: 8 weeks
– Total Project Cost: 541,107 NRS / 5,092 USD for Materials / Tools / Labour
– A design that is earthquake resilient, affordable and responsive to local architectural vernacular and client’s needs and preferences
– Training of 6 local craftsmen in the techniques of Earth-bag construction (with First Steps Himalaya)
– Training of our carpentry team with an International carpentry specialist (Rasmus Refslund Thomsen)
– Development of our site manager (Santosh Jirel) who gained some valuable skills and experience!”

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