After long and arduous battle our kitchen is finished. The tiles looks awesome. They are made on site! They have no embodied energy what so ever- meaning they are not burnt.
During this construction, we have followed a very conventional philosophy i.e. a sound hat and a sound boot is all what you need for protection. [...]
Happy New Year to everyone.
May this be the year of bamboo and mud. Our cantina is in its final stage. The trusses are complete. The structure is about 120 sq. meters in area. It uses locally harvested, locally treated bamboo which are constructed using local labor. Its a nice execution of our motto “think global, [...]
Bamboo at work. In¬†the the village of Harsar,¬†where bamboo has been used for ages,¬†this demonstration does indeed come as a¬†revelation. The word “truss” is entering¬†the local vocabularly, and indeed the local sceptics of bamboo are thinking twice. The local carpenters¬†are lining up to¬†learn¬†the new¬†techniques.
The work in Janakpur had stalled for various political reasons, one being kidnapping of our overseer. Well! That all seem pretty normal these days. Anyways, the villagers put all their effort to resume the work. It just heartbreaking to see, how much love and effort people have put into this project. We not only see [...]