Bamboo Architecture in Ecuador

In an article titled “Students rebuild communities with sustainable bamboo architecture,” published in it is explained that after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck coastal Ecuador in 2016, the country suffered from severe damages and casualties. The use of heavy building materials was to blame for some of the casualties. Because of the damages from … Read more

Quail Springs’ Focus on Permaculture

Quail Springs is an experiment in sustainable living that is part educational and part social exercise. Living on this 450 acres in California’s high desert is complex, with a farm, a greenhouse, composting toilets, yurts, naturally crafted buildings, 11 staff members, a handful of interns who come and go, and lots of outdoor space. Permaculture … Read more

Hyperadobe House in Kenya

This three-bedroom house for a family of five is being constructed using earthbags and is the first of its kind for a residential home in the Kenya. “The bags used are the onion-net type while the dome shape of the house means that the house does not require a roof, greatly saving on cost,” says … Read more