Gainesville Group Builds "Earthbag Houses" For Haiti Earthquake Survivors
One Gainesville group is working hard to find inexpensive housing for those left homeless by the earthquake in Haiti.
Indigo Green Building Solutions, on Southwest 4th Avenue, held a demonstration Saturday of their new program called, Barrels of Hope.
The project builds sturdy, sustainable eight-by-ten foot structures out of sandbags. Up to four people can fit in the dwelling and it only costs about $300, which is the cost of the specials bags and shipping them to haiti.
One volunteer says once people in Haiti are taught how to build the homes, they're hoping word will spread, building new communities.
"What we're gearing towards is to teach the community there how to do it," Mike Amish said. "They teach ten people how to do it. They teach another ten people how to do it. They are now creating their own economy on earthbag houses and earthbag structures."
If you're interested in finding out more information, visit the Barrels of Hope website.
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