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Live from Nepal: Tour Update #1

Monday, May 9th, 2016:

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 areas on heavily damaged mountain roads. For instance, the “main road” to China, which one […]  Read more from > Live from Nepal: Tour Update #1

NEA Earthbag Technology Report

Friday, March 4th, 2016:

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 You might remember that Good Earth Nepal won the NEA people’s choice design award […]  Read more from > NEA Earthbag Technology Report

Earthbag Shelter Nepal

Thursday, July 9th, 2015:

I came across this project proposal for Nepal. Very little information is available, although it looks very interesting. I encourage the designer to build a prototype and report the results. “Earthbag shelter Nepal: Sharing platform for ideas and plans relating to construction of earthbag shelters in Nepal”  Read more from > Earthbag Shelter Nepal