30 Earthquake Resistant Earthbag Houses in Mulabari, Nepal — 7 Comments

  1. So what do you think? Would you buy one for $1,000? The upgraded model with all the recommended earthquake resistant features is around $2,600.

    • Hi Owen,

      I would be very interesting in hearing more about the earthquake resistant features. I am looking to build using earthbags around the Bellingham, Washington area and would love to use your Zero Energy Four model plans. Bellingham is, of course, in a very earthquake prone area (ring of fire). Would you have or know of any resources that specifically address building with earthbags for earthquake areas?
      Do you think the Precision Structural Engineering group that you recommend could certify Zero Energy Four plans to turn in to the local permitting authorities for a building permit?

      • All you need to do is hire Precision Structural Engineering. They can turn my basic plans into full blown engineered plans that will get code approval. What they do in Nepal is really not relevant to your situation.

  2. This is one of the most fortunate villages in Nepal. 99% of victim families in Nepal have received little or no help — mostly gov hot air empty promises. A big shout out to Lucas, Eva, Justin and the other volunteers, and to Carisimo who made this amazing project possible.

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