EarthBag Houses

soil bag house 1The project to build EarthBag houses was started by Jyoti Adikari, Director of Holy Himalaya Ecotrek and our Vice president and Coordinator on the ground in Nepal.

This inexpensive method to create structures which are both strong and can be quickly built is ideal for the urgent need for housing before the start of the monsoon.

soil bag houseThese pictures show the technique that evolved from historic military bunker construction and temporary flood-control dike building methods. The technique requires very basic construction materials: sturdy sacks, filled with inorganic material usually available on site.

 

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