From the Ground Up’s work on Bandevi School which will house approximately 450 students.

Earth blocks are being used by my friend to rebuild a school destroyed by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

Click here to support the project

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jenny-wilkie?utm_term=AypmKzNjp

We are fundraising to contribute towards the large cost of buying a truck for FTGU to allow them to transport materials for the rebuild of Bandevi School which was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake.
Currently, funds which should be getting spent on materials are being spent on transport of materials to the remote building site. Buying this truck will create 3 more jobs and will allow FTGU to continue investing in the Ghumarchowk community for years to come.
To raise the money needed, we are offering you the chance to be a part of the school. Making bricks in our brick machines which were hand-built by Nick is a labour intensive, slow process but the bricks are very strong and will hopefully save childrens’ lives in the event of another earthquake. The 6 new classrooms will safely house approximately 450 students.
How can you help? Sponsor a brick for £5.00 and be part of something truly amazing. We will spray your name on the brick(s) and send you a photo to show you what you’re supporting. Sponsor more than 50 bricks, and we will put your name on a plaque above the entrance to the school, your legacy will live on forever!
Thank you for helping us to help this much deserving community.
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See more of the earthquake’s effect.

Compost toilets – A beautiful place to poo!

Compost toilets, a beautiful solution

The team at Invisible Studio architecture firm, show the world how to take the smallest room in the house… out of the house with this gorgeous long drop compost loo.

This compost loo looks to utilise a wheely bin as the storage chamber. Once it’s full it can be wheeled out of the way to breakdown and a new bin inserted.

 

Original story found on treehugger

Thatching Apprenticeship

13245306_246318335735604_7593184470372830036_nMy good friend and master thatcher Alan Jones is seeking a new apprentice.

THATCHING APPRENTICESHIP
Alan Jones Master Thatcher requires an apprentice!
Alan Jones is calling on anyone interested in this rare opportunity to learn the artof Thatching to contact him by email pembsthatch@hotmail.com
The successful applicant would work alongside Alan, who will share over 30 years worth of knowledge and experience, and Dafydd, who followed an apprenticeship with Alan and is now fully qualified.
If you are interested, please contact Alan by email stating why you are interested and providing brief details on your background and knowledge of heritage buildings.
To find out more please visit Alan’s website www.thatchingwales.co.uk and Facebook page.