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Strawmark Strawbale Homes and Buildings

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014:

Strawmark built the home in yesterday’s blog post. Be sure to see their stunning gallery. “Straw houses the way of the future? With the aftermath of devastation in Christchurch, the focus is now more than ever on safe, affordable, ‘Earthquake’ strong housing. We are happy to say all our homes within the quake-ravaged area have […]  Read more from > Strawmark Strawbale Homes and Buildings

Bamboo Shelters in Indonesia

Friday, August 24th, 2012:

“The International Federations community-based early-recovery programme has supported tens of thousands of quake survivors to take control of their own recovery. With support from trained Red Cross volunteers and students from local universities, affected communities have managed and implemented the construction of more than 14,000 quake-resilient transitional shelters.  Read more from > Bamboo Shelters in Indonesia

Project Somos Children’s Village Update

Monday, April 2nd, 2012:

We’ve had several reports on Project Somos. This video is their May 2011 update. They’re doing outstanding work and I encourage readers to study their website and learn more about how they are building. Compassion Fruit Society began construction of the eco-sustainable Project Somos Children’s Village near Tecpan, Guatemala. The Village will become the forever […]  Read more from > Project Somos Children’s Village Update

Seismic Resistant Gravel Bag Foundations

Sunday, September 18th, 2011:

Yesterday’s post was about the earthquake resistance of earthbags. Today’s post illustrates what an earthquake resistant gravel bag foundation looks like and explains why this design is so effective. Gravel is an ideal material for this application because it’s durable, reasonably inexpensive, readily available in most areas, has high bearing strength and prevents wicking of […]  Read more from > Seismic Resistant Gravel Bag Foundations