made from earth
"Treat the earth well:
it was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children."
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-COMMUNITY BUILDING ALL OVER THE WORLD
According to the Japanese government's white paper on disaster management 2009,
"106 million people become victims and 95000 lives are lost every year around the globe, with losses worth more than 36.8 billions $..."
if we want to help and bring solutions,
the only way is to teach people how to use the earth under their own feet ,
such simple technology based on eco-friendly and indigenous ways exists today.
Build as a community,with friends,neighbours as we use to do not so long ago, show people and teach them this simple way of building to be self
sufficient is our goal.
Respect the nature and take care of it,
realise that all we need to build is around us and
More than all, earthen architecture endures ,
if we can build one ecological friendly house in our
lifetime that is habitable for centuries we will have
contributed towards a sustainable society.
Sandbags and barbed wire technology,
the super-adobe technique .
It was developed by Nader Khalili, an
iranian architect and humanitarian who
never forgot the human need and creates
Cal-Earth - The California Institute ...
imagine it as bags filled with the earth that
is on site, and arranged in layers or long
coils, strands of barbed wire between
them act as a both mortar and
Time & Cost
Materials are inexpensive, abundant and accessible ,
Basically earth-bag building save time and money,
the cost can vary from few dozens dollars for a simple shelter built in one day, to hundreds for a 10 foot dome,
or like here in Iran for the UNHCR
in a refugee camp in 1996, more than 15 domes
built in 21 days by the refugees themselves with the
help of one instructor,
for a 15 foot dome from 621$ to 1000$ for an
upgrade one (electricity,water,windows...)
to thousands for a full structure like an ecodome
(15 foot diameter with a living space of 55 sq m)
the cost was 9000$ in 2003
built in in Usa with a full finishing
Another example in Japan in Hokkaido in 2010 ,
a 4 m diameter dome with
for a cost of 1400 us dollars.
It' s difficult to really give an average price as it varies to the conditions ,
countries, community work, all this different aspects give different prices.
just be sure it's one of the cheapest way to build in harmony.
Action & Workshop schedule
2013 : Gandhi worldwide education institute ,
AVANI ,Kholapur, Maharastra, India ,
creation of domes structures for children's + permaculture design.
natural farming and building project in Belancan,Bali.
Place: Kyoto Japan at "丹後海と星の見える公園” http://www.eco-future-park.jp
Date : 1st July to 10th July 2014 (Total 9 days)
※ If you can't join for full 10 days, please let us know.
Cost: ¥60,000- (including breakfast + lunch for 10 days)
Lodging: Dormitory available at ¥1,500/night
we will build togoether a playground for kids,
including a 8 ft dome in a amazing location where the stars meet the sea...
Please contact us for more details.
Workshop in Bali Indonesia
end of november 2016 to february 2017
we will build 2 domes for a natural birth clinic
Places are limited !
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Originally from France ,
travelling since the last 15 years over our beautiful
planet, sharing the life of our brothers and sisters ,
he wants to give back all the love he receives,
asking himself some questions he is looking for
solutions and get interest in earth architecture,
studying in Auroville in India for some time,
he decides to go to Cal Earth as a long term
apprentice and realizes earth bag is one solution to
provide affordable,sustainable housing,
now acting to built these beautiful and respectful
house all over our planet,
just because to get a home must be a right and not
originally from Japan,
supporting about earth bag activity,
for 13 years she was dancer in Tokyo and felt she is
missing something toexpress by dance,
she realises she need to remember the connection
with nature, and left the city life and spend time in
nature, travelling in India,Indonesia...
Now she is learning about natural agriculture and
sustainable way of living (permaculture design...)
with some experiences in Japan and India...
She hopes their activities and life style itself will
contribute to people happiness .
One love One earth Japan 2014
INDIA AVANI GANDHI WORLWIDE 2012
Donations & workshops
Each donations will serve to make some actions for disaster areas & empowering poor people.
Payments for workshops worldwide .