In Nuwakot we built the Butterfly Learning Center. The Butterfly serves as a safe and appealing space for kids to do homework, read books, and pursue various forms of artistic self-expression, and will also host adult literacy, health and hygiene classes, and women's empowerment workshops.
Noted artist Sushil Babu Chhetri conceived the project, and we thank Jennifer Dahlem and Kevin L.H. for their sponsorship.
Earthbag Toilet for homeless, India
The toilet will be used by homeless people rescued from the streets, orphans, mentally ill and elderly who live in “Hands of Compassion Home”, run by Emmanuvel Charitable Trust. Currently 50 residents live in the home and the organization provides them with food, clothes, rehabilitation and medical services.”
Earthbag Meeting Center, Anna University, Madurai, India
Good Earth Global designed, sponsored and built an Earthbag Meeting Center on the campus of Anna University in Madurai, India. The project will serve as a sustainable building model for future generations of Anna engineering students.
Mahankal Earthbag Primary School, Agra, Makwanpur
Good Earth Global designed, sponsored and built a two-room Earthbag primary school in Agra, Makwanpur, Nepal. The cooperative effort brings to life the "Dream Village" vision of Expansion Nepal, a Kathmandu-based NGO.
Shree Jana Primary School, Samundradevi, Nuwakot
Good Earth Global designed and supervised the reconstruction of a two-classroom primary Earthbag school in the village of Samundradevi, VDC-4 , Nuwakot, Nepal. The hilltop school was sponsored by Birds of Passage, an Australian non-profit.
Kamala's House, Ratamata Village, Gorkha
Kamala, a widow, has two daughters, Nabina and Rabina. We have built an Earthbag house for them.
Kamala and her daughters live in Tandrang, a small village in Ghorka, their house was destroyed by the earthquake. Village elders chose Kamala’s family, among many in need, to receive the first house.
Good Earth Global designed and rebuilt a two-room primary school in Phulping, Sindhupalchok, Nepal. The Earthbag school was funded by the 108 Lives Project/Three Jewels Outreach Center, a New York City non-profit.
For this project we reused the original foundation, windows, doors, metal roofing and steel posts. Wrapping the Earthbag courses around the posts, "The design is very strong because the steel frame braces the Earthbag walls, and the Earthbag walls and buttresses reinforce the steel posts", according to Dr. Owen Geiger upon his evaluation of the progress made.
Following the Gorkha Earthquake, thousands of schools were left in a similar state as Shree Seti Devi, with walls crumbled but the foundation still in tact.
Making use of the original school's foundation, windows and roofing allowed us to achieve considerable cost savings.
Karki Family Earthbag House, Sankhu, Kathmandu
The Karki Family Earthbag House was a collaborative project with ANSWER Nepal, a US.- based non-profit helping underprivileged children in Nepal, especially young girls, obtain a quality private education.
Sherpa Model Home, Ramechhap District
Good Earth Global designed and supervised the construction of a model Earthbag home for sherpa community, Ramechhap.
The project was sponsored by the Himalayan Homes Trust, a non-profit devoted to building safe and sustainable homes in Nepal. All building was done by local villagers; the workmanship is exceptional.
Six Homes Project, Kaule, Nuwakot District
Good Earth Global partnered with German non-profit Carisimo and Kaule Environmental Nepal to design and manage the construction of six Earthbag homes using community-based model.
With our supervision, six families volunteer for one another to build their own homes.
Click Here to read the stories of some of the families.
Two Earthbag houses, Baseri-1, Dhading
Good Earth Global supervised the reconstruction of two homes for sisters Goma and Taku and their families, previously destroyed by Nepal's 2015 earthquake.
The project was done in collaboration with the Conscious Connections Foundation, a U.S. non-profit promoting education among young Nepali girls and providing primary health care to rural villagers.