I recently got this email from Cato Arce in Mexico:
This is Cato Arce, founder of Moradas Verdes in Mexico. We have been in touch before regarding Earthbag Building and the work I’ve been doing in Mexico. Like you, I am still busy working, promoting, and building with earthbags.
I have been busy sharing and learning this beautiful technique. I am not “sweet talking” when I say that Owen’s work inspired me when I started learning and building in Chiapas. I feel very thankful, grateful and fulfilled to do the work I do, passing on the skills to those youngsters at the communities. At the moment I am busy working at the computer on tutorials, and making the best out of the quarantine.As you can tell from the slideshows at my web site, the modest homes that we are building at the communities, respond to the needs of those people.
Like an earthquake, there are events in life that knock down not only the house, but also the spirit. Our reconstruction projects have given strength to the will, value to the help of our allies and make us see that the answer is in our hands.
In addition to working on the reconstruction of their dwellings without receiving a salary, the beneficiaries are offered lunch for the gang of youth in training.
Although the focus of our social projects focused on the health and education of peasants in different low-income rural communities, we also carried out private work with a view to disseminating the advantages of bio-construction in Chiapas, Mexico.
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