We build houses and schools using revolutionary Earthbag technology, and teach others to do the same.
Our mission is to build with the earth, not against it. Using the soil from under peoples's feet we help villagers in developing countries build disaster-resistant, affordable and eco-friendly homes and schools, and teach an emerging class of builders, architects and engineers to build safely and sustainably.
about good earth nepal: EARTHBAG CONSTRUCTION TIMELAPSE:
Good Earth Nepal served as an Earthbag technical consultant for the reconstruction of a 2 classroom primary school sponsored by Birds of Passage, an Australian non-profit. The school was rebuilt on a hilltop in the village of Samundradevi, VDC-4 and we had our official opening on April 30th, 2016. This is our second school to open! The opening was a great success, with Dr. Owen Geiger in attendance!
The school accommodates 35 students, grades 1 through 3. At present, the children are studying in an open-air tin shack.
This project was sponsored by Birds of Passage.
Good Earth Nepal sponsored and led the reconstruction of a 2 room primary school with Earthbag technology. The project is a cooperative effort to bring to life the "Dream Village" vision of Expansion Nepal NGO.
The school is intended for about 145 students and will need 4 more classrooms to be a sufficient learning environment.
Good Earth Nepal is proud to have completed the construction of Shree Seti Devi Pancha Kanya Primary School in Phulping, Sindhupalchok. The build was funded by the 108 Lives Project, a project of the Three Jewels Outreach Center Inc.
This project was unique because we built this four room Earthbag school using the original foundation, windows, doors, metal roofing and steel posts. Wrapping the Earthbag courses around the posts, "The design is very strong because the steel frame braces the Earthbag walls, and the Earthbag walls and buttresses reinforce the steel posts", according to Dr. Owen Geiger upon his evaluation of the progress made.
Following the Gorkha Earthquake, thousands of schools were left in a similar state as Shree Seti Devi, with walls crumbled but the foundation still in tact. Using the original foundation to rebuild cuts construction time in half and saves thousands of dollars.
108 Lives Projects around the world serve as platforms for emerging social entrepreneurs to deliver self-sustainability to communities in need.
In the village of Kaule, Good Earth Nepal is partnering with German non-profit Carisimo and Kaule Environmental Nepal to build ten homes.
This project is unique in that it is a community oriented undertaking. These ten houses are being built by the families who will live in them and all neighbors aid in the construction of one another's homes. We hope this model of community-based building will inspire a trend in the post-earthquake rebuilding.
Please Click Here to read the stories of the families who are in line to receive first 10 houses.
Good Earth Nepal is serving as Technical Supervisor in building a Sherpa model home for Himalayan Homes Trust, a trust who raises money for the rebuilding of homes in the most remote Himalayan communities.
The home is built and supervised entirely by Nepali people, with no foreigners involved, and the workmanship is exceptional. In just weeks we completed bond beam and we now only need the final layer of mud plastering to finish. With Good Earth Nepal acting as Technical Supervisor, the Sherpa community has worked together to supply the labor.
Himalayan Homes Trust focuses on the rebuilding of communities in a way that withstands natural disaster, while being sustainable and cost-effective and simultaneously provides funding for community members to attend Earthbag trainings and educate themselves for the building of a safer future.
Kamala, a widow, has two daughters, Nabina and Rabina. We have built an Earthbag house for them.
Kamala and her daughters live in Tandrang, a small village in Ghorka, their house was destroyed by the earthquake. Village elders chose Kamala’s family, among many in need, to receive the first house.
Building the Karki Family House was a collaborative project with ANSWER Nepal, an organization which sponsors underprivileged children, especially girls, to study in private schools. The Karki family project is sponsored by ANSWER Nepal, with Earthbag technical supervision provided by Good Earth Nepal.
In Baseri, a small farming village in the Dhading district, the homes of sisters Goma and Taku and their families were destroyed in the April Earthquake. Their parents' house was also destroyed.
Good Earth Nepal is serving as an Earthbag technical supervisor for Conscious Connections Foundation, which promotes the education of young girls and provides primary health care to rural villages.