Aranya Housing Project, India

Traditionally, architects have contributed little to housing for the Third World urban poor. Those who opt to work for the poor need to rethink their roles; the numbers are overwhelming, the issues complex and the resources are very limited. One … Continue reading →

First Earthbag Toilet Prototype Completed in India

Great news from Kateryna Zemskova of Good Earth Nepal.org: “We are proud to announce the completion of our first hyperadobe toilet in Madurai, India. [For new readers: hyperadobe uses raschel mesh earthbags. See this hyperadobe step-by-step article with photos and … Continue reading →

Earthbag Meeting Center in Madurai, India is Complete

“Good Earth Nepal sponsored and constructed an Earthbag Meeting Center/Canteen at Anna University Campus in Madurai, India, which is now complete. This project serves as a sustainable building model for the future generation of engineers who study on campus. … Continue reading →

Panchayat Academy: Training Leaders to Create Self-reliant Sustainable Villages

Lots of people agree how great Gandhi was, but how many seriously try to follow in his footsteps? Rangaswamy Elango is a doer, not just a dreamer. He has managed in a few short years to completely turn around his … Continue reading →

Earthbag studio home in Tiruvannamalai, India

“July 14th we started a Superadobe studio home as a part of shifting our space to our upcoming land. This is a 550 square feet studio home totally dedicated to a 13 year boy named Adhya Vriksha, who is trying … Continue reading →