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Transitional Earthbag Shelter

Transitional Earthbag Shelter

Specifications: 200 sq. ft. interior plus 520 sq. ft. covered porch, 30′ x 40′ earth plinth

Description: This is my proposal for the Shelter Coordination Group Cyclone Sidr to help Bangladesh, Myanmar, Vietnam and other low-lying countries who experience frequent hurricanes. The design is based on their research, but I have added my ideas using earthbag construction for the walls of the core house. The main idea is to enable people to rebuild in stages after a hurricane. Using earthbags lowers construction costs and provides superior protection against hurricanes, rain, heat, fire, noise, bullets and flooding.

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