It was a pretty moving experience arriving at the land the other day to see the design of the first family home “drawn” out with a powdered calcium on the recently excavated soil. Suddenly all the work prior to that day was looking like a reality!
After we got back from our fabulous four day family vacation, we were excited to get back to the land to see the progress that had happened during our absence. With the guidance of Cecilia and our fabulous foreman, Antolin, all the foundation trenches had been dug!
Yesterday the first earth-bag was filled and laid along the exterior wall. Israel Lopez, Professor or Architecture at the University of San Carlos and our newest Advisory Member was there to instruct the workers in the finer techniques of constructing with earth-bag. We are so appreciative of his enthusiastic support of our Project!
We can expect lots of visible progress over the coming days and weeks. Once the technique is mastered, earth-bag construction is fast.