Patti Stouter of Build Simple, Inc. has been testing earthbags and writing technical reports for the last several years in an effort to improve strength of earthbag buildings in seismic areas. She asked me to forward the following announcement.
School in Phulping, Sindhupalchok District, Nepal Retrofitted with Earthbags
The first of its kind earthbag school in Nepal has steel posts embedded inside an earthbag wall. The steel framed school was retrofitted with 3-meter long heavy duty polypropylene earthbag tubes filled with soil.
Mulkharka School Earthbag Rebuilding Project – Nepal
MULKHARKA SCHOOL EARTHBAG REBUILDING PROJECT from YuCha on Vimeo.
“This short film by YuCha shows the post-earthquake reconstruction of the school of Mulkharka, a small village in the district of Sindhupalchok, Nepal, using the earthbag technique. YuCha works in partnership with First Steps Himalaya for the rebuilding project.
Welcome to my [Earthquake Resistant] Mud Home
“A virtual tour of my mud home in Turkey. What’s it like to live inside a small earthbag house? And would I do it again?”
Samaritan’s Purse Planning 500 Earthbag Houses in Nepal
“Nepal’s April 2015 earthquake destroyed 91 of the 97 homes in Kumari Maya Tamang’s village a two-hour drive on bumpy and winding dirt roads from Kathmandu.
OpEdNews: Earthquake-Resistant in the Himalayas
“My guest today is Kateryna Zemskova, CEO and co-founder of Good Earth Nepal.
Joan Brunwasser: Welcome to OpEdNews, Kateryna. I’m quite sure that most of our readers have not heard of your organization. Can you tell us a bit about it?