Rebuilding Earthquake-hit Homes in Nepal with Earthbags — 8 Comments

  1. Hi Owen, thank you for your inspiration. I am currently in Cambodia working with another cause. When are you back in Nepal. I will be back for the end of March to continue building, it would be great to meet you. Thanks Derek

    • Sometime in April. The schedule is being worked out soon. Watch our blog for the announcement. Would love to meet up with you.

  2. Wonderful, glad all your hard work is now being understood by others. It’s using the leverage of yet more enthusiasts. Hopefully they will help get the usage of these techniques to its own tipping point so its seen as best practice rather than off beat.

    • Thanks. There’s a huge amount of work going on behind the scenes to help spread this knowledge throughout Nepal. More updates coming soon I hope. If we can get earthbag popularized in Nepal then it will be much easier to spread this technology to other countries. There are disasters nearly every day somewhere in the world (hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes…) and countless lives could be saved. Plus, earthbag is about the lowest cost housing in the world.

    • Thank you. I’ll probably return to Nepal in a few weeks and I hope to meet him and see his houses and some of the other many new projects there.

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