Watershed Materials Develops Clay Masonry Twice as Strong as Concrete

California-based startup Watershed Materials, with support from the National Science Foundation, has spent the last four years researching and developing a concrete alternative. Currently, their studies have produced a masonry created with natural, mineral based geopolymers, that has incredible strength … Continue reading →

Earthbag Wall Bracing Overview

Our sister site, Earthbag Structures.com, has lots of good information about building with earthbags in disaster prone areas. Click on the link to read the full article. This blog post is just a summary. … Continue reading →


“e-khaya is a fireproof shack replacement system for informal settlements. Fire is deadly in these crowded communities and an e-khaya will protect lives and possessions. It is easily community built, low cost, thermally and acoustically insulating, durable and attractive. And … Continue reading →