Ernas Mamas builds training centre with affordable materials — 5 Comments

  1. This house was just featured on local TV. Also, this group built an earthbag cistern to capture water for construction. The bond beam is almost finished.

  2. I’m impressed with the apparent quality of the bag work.

    Judging from the photo, the Mamas should do more than simply sell their produce, handicrafts, and sew island dresses as the article references. Perhaps these women are better at Earthbagging than men. It seems they are paying attention to the construction details and following through consistently. If that attitude continues to all aspects of construction they may run a few male builders out of business if they build more structures for others.

    If they can build better quality, I say good for them and let the best builder thrive.

    • The locals in Vanuatu are very excited about this project and earthbag building in general. I’m getting lots of positive feedback. Let’s hope they get the roof on okay before a big rain hits.

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