Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 3 in Haiti

The Uber Shelter in its package
Yesterday we attended the Building Back Better Communities conference, a program developed by the Government of Haiti to establish partnerships in the aim of rehousing displaced Haitians from the January 2010 earthquake. At the conference and expo we met international construction groups and learned about proposed and implemented shelter designs.

 Back at Grassroots United (GRU) headquarters there are shelter projects happening including a straw bale house that uses waste straw from rice production and an Earthship made of earth-rammed bottles.

strawbale building that uses waste by-product of rice agriculture
Earthship made of recycled materials

our tent on the roof of GRU

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