emergency shelter for Haiti

There are many ideas on how to provide shelter in Haiti. This group, Shelter2Home wants to provide temporary shelters that can be incorporated into permanent structures. I'm sure that means the upfront costs are higher. Here is their 8 minute presentation.

The permanent solution is being done in partnership with REACH at a Catholic orphanage in Haiti called Pwoje Espwa, whose blog I've been following before the earthquake, because they built an earthbag house, which survived the quake. The technology REACH is using comes from Virginia based Stucc on Steel. It's a revival of stucco but on metal lathes. Because they use galvanized steel, they bury their walls into the ground and foundation to provide earthquake and hurricane strength.


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