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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

Huts on Ekopedia

Thursday, April 9th, 2015:

“A hut is a temporary shelter built with materials found nearby. It is generally built manually in a natural environment with local materials : branches, leaves, logs, bushes, etc. … Less commonly, it can also be made of materials such as metal (iron), cloth or plastic (sheeting), and be located in an unnatural area such […]  Read more from > Huts on Ekopedia

Storm Safety Shelter

Monday, September 16th, 2013:

“This was designed for safety in mind. We have had many requests in natural disaster areas (Oklahoma, Colorado, California) that we decided to make a universal plan that meets the international standard for storm shelter safety with an environmentally sound method. The Storm Safety Shelter is designed in accordance with the 2009 IBC and the […]  Read more from > Storm Safety Shelter

Survival Shelter

Friday, September 6th, 2013:

My interest in natural building spans the full range of construction from simple emergency shelters for disaster victims all the way up to gorgeous homes. Today I thought I’d blog about something a little different. Imagine yourself stranded in the wilderness in an emergency situation. Your knowledge of knots, lashings and pole building could help […]  Read more from > Survival Shelter

A Temporary Housing Option

Monday, February 18th, 2013:

Most of the housing solutions we discuss here at Natural Building Blog utilize ultra low cost materials such as soil for earthbags, adobes or CEBs, poles from local forests, straw bales and other locally sourced sustainable materials. Houses built like this are very strong and durable. They’re primarily for permanent housing. But what if you […]  Read more from > A Temporary Housing Option