Cooperative Building — 4 Comments

  1. this would be a great solution for some of the families in haiti!

    The barrier we have to overcome is the Haitians are use to the white man giving them money to work on pojects that benefit them.

    They have little concept of volunteer labor.

  2. Owen,

    Although we build homes from ISBUs (and sometimes… oddly enough, some Earthbags slip in there!) and repurpose, recycle, and reuse everything under the Sun, this is exactly how we usually build our families homes.

    The only way to rebuild a nation is to reweave the fabric of it’s people. After all, cloth is only as strong as it’s interwoven threads, right?

    By working together, committing to common goals, and then persevering, we all grow stronger. Let’s hope that we grow as strong as your Earthbag homes…

    Can you imagine families as strong as an Earthbag structure?

    Wouldn’t that be something?


    aka: Renaissance Ronin

  3. I love this idea Owen! A throwback to a time when community was a more integral part of our lives. Such a huge hurdle in America, is the lack of ability to work with people to create things together, as so often the money system gets in the way of a more cooperative way of life.
    Earthbag building lends itself to this model of cooperative building!

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