While I make my living as a web designer my education and training is as a potter… which has given me a particularly close bond to… well… dirt. Construction techniques like adobe, rammed earth, cob, and earthbag are really beginning to appeal to me more and more. There’s something about building a home from the earth on the building site that just seems smart, cheap too!
I stumbled on this humanitarian earthbag eco-village project in Uganda on the Earthbag Building Blog the other day and wanted to share it with you. You can also read about the project in much more detail at EarthbagBuilding.com. The design came out of a collaboration between the local people and a team made up of people from Japanese universities.
Photo credit to Sunny Tsai and the folks behind this Ecovillage in the East African Community.