The Making of an Earthbag House in India

In the last post I referenced the work of Sindhu Bhaskar as part of the Thannal Mud Homes Trust in India.  She and her architect husband Biju built their own earthbag home made almost entirely with natural materials. In this … Continue reading →

Giving Building Materials a Second Chance

Baltimore-based nonprofit Second Chance salvages unwanted building materials from single-family homes and other buildings. Founded in 2001, Second Chance “provides people, materials, and the environment with a second chance.” The social enterprise deconstructs old buildings, salvages usable materials and uses … Continue reading →