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Affordable Earthbag Housing Project

Affordable Earthbag Housing Project

Specifications: 120 sq. ft. interior plus 180 sq. ft. veranda, Footprint: 15′ x 22′

Description: What would housing look like for the 1.2 billion in need of affordable shelter? Probably something like this. Built with predominantly local and salvaged materials, family labor and community volunteers, the cost would be extremely low. The verandah provides outdoor cooking and socializing space under a protective roof. Houses could be expanded as time and resources allow.

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Floorplan for Post-Tsunami Affordable Housing Project

Floorplan for Post-Tsunami Affordable Housing Project

This project was an effort to help those in need of shelter who were tragically impacted by the December 2004 tsunami. Unlike most other housing designs that have been proposed, this design focuses on low-cost, sustainable building materials and techniques, while also striving to make the homes tsunami, earthquake, and hurricane resistant.

Exterior view Post-Tsunami Affordable Housing Project

Exterior view Post-Tsunami Affordable Housing Project

You can read the entire report here.

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