Existing Project Profiles
Rodney Johnson's Shelter in Port au Prince was built during March, 2010. He and his family used to live in Haiti and stated a Church and a Bible College there, and this shelter was built on that property. It will later be used a school rooms.
Construction of "Kay Espwa" (House of Hope) shows how a simple earthbag house was built in Haiti. The team was asked to design and build an earthbag house as a prototype in Mizak. The request specified a one room house with porch.
Earthbag House in Mizak Haiti for Saint Rose describes with photos and text how a subsequent home was build, with some changes to how the walls were stabilized and the bags compacted.
Bois Marchand Earthbag House is a simple earthbag structure built by the Haiti Christian Development Project in about a week by 7 laborers. It follows many of the recommended techniques you will find at this site.
Barrels of Hope's First Earthbag House is a PDF slide presentation with text explaining how they built their first small house in Haiti.
Children of Hope School shows the beginning work of building a school in Leogane, Haiti, under the direction of Matt Gunn.
This Community Center in Peru was constructed by a team of volunteers of the organization Pisco Sin Fronteras from November 2010 to January 2011.
The Rasin Foundation Medical Clinic in rural Petite-Riviere, Leogane, Haiti, will have four exam rooms (including a dental suite), a treatment/surgical room, nurses station, waiting room, storage and bathroom.
At Bangnol, we went in the two new earthbag houses nearing completion (and enjoyed the 10-15 degree cooler temperatures). These are two-room houses that are bigger, have better ventilation and cooling than our first house. Thus far, they have cost about $1850 each to build, and we feel confident that their final cost projects to be under $2000.
This Community Center in Haiti is for the Mango Grower's Association, and the village of Barriere Jeudy, as well as a hurricane and flood shelter. The building of the center also functioned as a building workshop, or a skill-share to introduce local builders and residents to the super adobe building technique.
Monique's House in Haiti Monique was the woman who had given birth to a baby girl during the building of the above community center and we wanted to build her a house. We sent word to her and her extended family that we would be returning and asking if indeed she would like to live in a house of the style we are creating. The answer came back affirmative.
The Small World School in Phuleli, Nepal is the first of three earthbag buildings Edge of Seven and The Small World will construct in the district. We knew we could not come to a location like rural Nepal and just shoot from the hip and hope to get good work done. A lot of the credit needs to go to the local builders.
For this Earthbag School project in the Philippines, five classrooms and one room to be used as a resource center were built to make for a better learning experience, encourage community participation and empower local residents to be self-sufficient. An alliance of NGOs, the local government, and the community groups came together to solve a global problem: lack of schools in rural areas and the environmantal protection of the planet.
Earthquake Relief in Pakistan Shows a variety of emergency shelters using earthbags which were organized by CalEarth Pakistan and Sasi Foundatioon. These photos were taken by a roving monk who has traveled the world helping people make earthbag dwellings.
Emergency Sandbag Shelter Training Guide from CalEarth. This two-page PDF file outlines Nader Khalili's approach to building an emergency shelter. These are very simple instructions that utilize the long tube approach to earthbag building. It is quite graphic in nature and is intended to convey the concepts primarily through these graphics.