How to build an Eco-Friendly House out of Bamboo. Video tour of the build process of a Bamboo Hut at Phuket Top Team in Thailand. According to Johnny FD, the cost was less than $1,000 (rough estimate).
“Gandhiji lived here from 1919 to 1930. This was the heart (hriday) of the Ashram; hence, Kakasaheb Kalelkar aptly named it “Hriday Kunj”. Many national and international leaders came here to meet Gandhiji. It was while living here that Mohandas Gandhi came to be known as Mahatma Gandhi.”
“19 architect students, 5 weeks in Southern Africa, a school building in 12 days
Students from the Bergen School of Architecture in Norway have built a school building in a Mozambique village using sand bags, bottles and grass. The building consists of an enclosed room for computers and a more flexible space with grass doors for English lessons, divided by a large sliding door. A reinforced-concrete frame was filled in with sand bags and glass bottles were embedded in one wall.”
“The International Federations community-based early-recovery programme has supported tens of thousands of quake survivors to take control of their own recovery. With support from trained Red Cross volunteers and students from local universities, affected communities have managed and implemented the construction of more than 14,000 quake-resilient transitional shelters.