Rebuild Namkheli, Nepal – 6 Earthbag Houses Completed

“25th April 2015 is my 2nd birthday”, said Ang Furba Sherpa, our partner from Be Human Nepal. And it is so true for many Nepalese who had experienced the devastating earthquake which tore Nepal apart exactly year ago. The homes … Continue reading →

Grassroots Movement Building Earthbag Schools in Nepal

In collaboration with Good Earth and donations from the Schoeck Family Foundation, we’ve been touring earthbag projects near Kathmandu. We’ve seen numerous earthbag schools in our travels, but haven’t noticed any new conventionally built RCC/brick schools. … Continue reading →

Live from Nepal: Tour Update #1

As most readers have already heard, I am touring earthbag projects near Kathmandu in collaboration with Good Earth (winner of NEA design award). Every day is exciting, informative and productive even though there are many challenges traveling in rural … Continue reading →

Rebuilding Earthquake-hit Homes in Nepal with Earthbags

“A SCOTTISH entrepreneur is using a new slant on a century-old construction method to rebuild earthquake-devastated homes in Nepal. Derek Cowan and a team of volunteers are in the village of Thangpalkot, in the foothills of the Himalayas, on a … Continue reading →

NEA Earthbag Technology Report

The Nepal Engineer’s Association (NEA) invited me and Kateryna of Good Earth Nepal to submit a technical summary of earthbag building, which has just been published. An excerpt is below. The full report is also now free online at Earthbag … Continue reading →

Earthbag School in Aagra, Nepal

“Mar 1, 2016- A building of Mahankal Primary School at Aagra-8 in the northern Makawanpur district built with Earthbag technology has reprieved students from studying under makeshift shelters. The April 25 earthquake had destroyed the school building. … Continue reading →