We partner with households to construct new houses which will demonstrate our improved techniques. Together with the household and local builders we design and plan the construction and select appropriate Building-for-Safety options. These are options that suit the house-owner’s wants and needs, and are in line with what the owner would have originally paid, costing between 10-20% extra. We aim to split the costs of these demonstration houses with household approximately 50/50.
Between Aug 2010 and May 2011 we have built 4 demonstration houses using a variety of materials: bamboo frame, stabilised rammed earth and Compressed Earth Brick. Reports which detail the construction and the design and Building-for-Safety improvements used are given in Reports.
The construction of these houses have been funded by the Australian High Commission and the British Women Association.