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Shelter Craft Project

Thursday, May 28th, 2015:

This workshop is over. You might want to keep an eye on their site if you live in the area. Maybe drop them an email or call if you’re interested in more earthbag workshops. Earthbag workshops are now available all over the world. Check out our Workshop page at Earthbag Building.com.  Read more from > Shelter Craft Project

Emergency Shelter Option for Nepal

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015:

The photo shows the earthbag shelter design in our proposal to the UN. Earthbags are highly recommended since they’re tried and proven. However, in disaster areas bags and training may not be available, so it’s always good to have options. The emergency shelter idea explained here maximizes use of existing material and skills in Nepal […]  Read more from > Emergency Shelter Option for Nepal

Earthbag Building: Potential Trillion Dollar Market

Monday, May 18th, 2015:

Yesterday I wrote to the two largest industry associations that are related to earthbag building — the Geosynthetics Society and the Textile Bag and Packaging Association. The Geosynthetics Society is the professional organization that represents engineers who design large earthbag projects for highways, railroads, erosion control, mining, marine facilities and many other industrial applications. The […]  Read more from > Earthbag Building: Potential Trillion Dollar Market

First Steps Himalaya planning to rebuild schools in rural Sindhupalchok

Sunday, May 10th, 2015:

“First Steps Himalaya constructed an earthbag Education and Training Centre just prior to the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on 25th April 2015. The building was constructed using proven earthbag construction methods utilizing polypropylene sacks, barbed wire, steel rebar and earth. The building stood up to the 7.9 magnitude earthquake as well as a 6.5 […]  Read more from > First Steps Himalaya planning to rebuild schools in rural Sindhupalchok