Low-Cost Survival Shelter Earthship for Cyclone Pam Survivors

“Earthships can be built to create fantastic survival shelters. This simple shelter is being constructed in Te Puke (New Zealand) as part of a training program aimed at teaching survivors of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu how to construct these robust … 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 →

First Steps Himalaya.org Appeal for Help in Nepal

“We have launched an urgent appeal to help provide relief for FSH supported villages in rural Nepal devastated by the April 25th earthquake. We are deeply concerned about the welfare of the children and families supported by First Steps Himalaya … Continue reading →

Earthbag Women’s Centre in Vanuatu Withstands Category 5 Cyclone

Cyclone Pam, one of the worst cyclones ever recorded in the Pacific Ocean, blasted the island chain of Vanuatu with category 5 winds up to 185 miles per hour and 26 foot storm surge. The women’s earthbag center near Port … Continue reading →

Earthbag History in the Making in Coron, Philippines

I recently visited an incredible earthbag project in the Philippines. The earthbag houses are in Barangay Lajala, a coastal barangay near Coron that was devastated by super Typhoon Yolanda last year. About 90 percent of the houses in Barangay Lajala … Continue reading →