Emergency Shelter Kits

Tent cities in Haiti
Tent cities in Haiti: A common sight in the region; tent cities in various stages of disarray and deterioration.

Tim Merritt is working to provide emergency earthbag shelter in Haiti. He’s currently at the Haitian Academy, the site of the only full-time medical school in Haiti, not far from Port-au-Prince. The directors of the academy have offered land and are enthusiastic about building with earthbags.

At this point, he’s getting set up with tools, choosing building sites and networking with locals to help determine final house/shelter designs. They’ve started a tool shed first for training workers and to help introduce this building system. You can read more about the project on their new blog.

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