Re: [mendenyo] Fwd: Earthbag Building: Uganda Ecovillage
- Thanks Pam for this informationP just shown it to my friends who love green Housesand they are conatcting them now thaks indeed for your rearserch
--- On Wed, 1/28/09, Pamela McLean <pam54321@...> wrote:
From: Pamela McLean <pam54321@...>
Subject: [mendenyo] Fwd: Earthbag Building: Uganda Ecovillage
To: "Learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com" <email@example.com>, "Mendenyo Men-denyo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 6:26 AMI came across this link ref ecovillage by Lake Victoria, Uganda:
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"During August and September, 2008, Sunny Tsai volunteered to assist a team of two architects and eight professors, under the direction of Akio Inoue of Tenri University, Japan, to construct an ecovillage by Lake Victoria, Uganda, East Africa. This ecovillage was designed to alleviate poverty and demonstrate sustainable building with earthbags. These domes provide good protection from bullets, fire, wind, and rain…much better than the conventional thatched shelters or tents.http://www.earthbag building. com/projects/ uganda.htm "
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It looks like it was a single building - but a big one. The visiting team had to leave before it was completely finished, and the photos do not explain more about the eco-village. It just shows the one building. Does anyone know anything about it?
I ask because of Dadamac's involvement with the Attachab Eco-village. We are always interested to learn more from other people's experiences. At Attachab we have done a small experimental Eco-Dome thanks to Marcus Simmons of Eco-shelter. The system used for the Eco-dome was similar in many ways to the earth bag construction.