Jiri Earthbag Project Report

“We are extremely proud of the results of this project as we managed to achieve our targets and have had a very positive response from the Jiri locals. The Jirel house has been a response to local architectural vernacular and … Continue reading →

Earthbag School in Bhackek, Nepal

“Namaste everyone, The Earthbag school in Bhackek is finished! It took 250 local workers, and 65 volunteers 4 1/2 months to complete. We would like thank all the donors and volunteers who have contributed time and money to make this … Continue reading →

30 Earthquake Resistant Earthbag Houses in Mulabari, Nepal

I’m back home now (yeah!), but wanted to share more of what we saw while touring earthbag projects near Kathmandu. Carisimo, a German-based NGO, have built 30 earthbag houses in this village using young foreign volunteers and local families. This … Continue reading →

Reconstructing Steel Framed Schools in Nepal with Earthbags

Phulping, Sindhupalchok: This first of its kind school reconstruction project reuses existing steel posts, steel trusses, metal roofing, foundation, concrete slab floor, windows and doors, and integrates them with earthbag tube walls. The design is very strong because the steel … Continue reading →

Nepal — Focus now on massive rebuild

“A Nelson trust’s humble earthbag school has gained international attention after it withstood the devastating Nepal earthquakes. Now, First Step Himalaya wants to use the earthbag technology in its work to rebuild the schools it supports in Nepal. … Continue reading →