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IDV: Developing Permanent Shelter Solutions for Nepal — 2 Comments

  1. Dear Mr. Geiger,

    Do you see ‘Earthbag Architecture’ as permanent shelter solution for urban setting ? Or this is good for rural area only ?

    • Urban areas like Kathmandu are densely populated. That drives up the cost of land and so people build multi-storied structures. Earthbag is best suited to single story structures, especially in earthquake zones. So in Nepal earthbag is primarily for rural areas.

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