Konbit earthbag dome shelters in Haiti

Konbit earthbag dome shelters in Haiti


“Konbit Shelter is a sustainable building project with the objective of sharing knowledge and resources through the creation of homes and community spaces in post earthquake Haiti. We are a group of artists, builders, architects, and engineers, who, after the January 2010 earthquake, asked ourselves how we could use our skills and resources to directly assist another community in a time of crisis.

Our goal is to link our creative passion as artists and our training as architects and engineers with the broad knowledge and skills of local artisans, builders, and farmers. We are working to build permanent, creatively designed structures which utilize the advantages of earth bag and dome architecture as adapted to the climate and conditions of rural Haiti.”

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Konbit Earthbag Shelters — 6 Comments

  1. In my humble opinion……earthbag homes and other structures should be the norm there. By what “I” understand, this seems the most logical building material for an earthquake prone country such as this. Their building skills have been pretty inferior as seen from the last quake they had. Lack of skilled builders plus the lack of quality materials can only leave a rubble when another one hits. The earthbag structure probably will still be standing if they get hit by a big one again. They will. It’s only a matter of time. It doesn’t take a degree to learn how to build with earthbags just a good teacher and the determination to do it right. I believe these people want that very much.

  2. Can anyone see this blog post? Someone please leave a message. This blog post was published this morning, but it doesn’t show up on my home page. It’s another server glitch. Also note, a spybot was removed yesterday.

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