“The earthbag school we’re building is a 1,065 sq. ft. facility that will meet the needs of a small community in Juticalpa, Honduras.
We’ve published several blog posts about earthbag houses in Malawai over the years. The big news in this most recent story is an NGO has created a fund for ongoing construction of earthbag houses in flood prone areas. They’ve realized a certain number of houses built of light weight materials are destroyed every year by floods, so now they have created a fund to rebuild some of them with earthbags.
“As one way of reducing the effects of climate change, Rumphi based Roscher Youth Development Centre (RYDC) is promoting construction of environmentally friendly houses in disaster prone areas of the country.
“Good Earth Nepal has achieved a huge BREAKTHROUGH! One and a half years of lobbying and multiple presentations to government engineering and technical boards have resulted in the APPROVAL and PUBLICATION of our Earthbag Design and protocols by Nepal’s Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC).
Hi Owen, We have participated at NEA competition and our Earthbag design won an award of the most popular design by public choice.