“Last year we completed an earthbag home for a Sherpa family in beautiful Chaurpatal village, Ramechhap district, Nepal. This year our technical team revisited the project and was happy to find the family is fully settled and happy with their house. This project was sponsored by Himalayan Home Trust.”
Earthbag Building Gains Code Approval in Nepal!
“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).
Reinforcing Steel Recommended Instead of Buttresses
This is another major announcement courtesy of Structure1.com. Instead of building buttresses, which tend to be time consuming and difficult to design correctly for earthquake zones, they recommend using the same specifications we reported earlier for reinforced earthbag walls in seismic regions. The comments below are from the latest email exchange with Structure1.com. Refer to: … Read more