Rebuilding with Mud in Gaza

Rebuilding with mud in Gaza

Jihad el-Shaar has decided to rebuild his home in adobe, rather than cement, because of the Israeli blockade of Gaza. Since January, only two trucks carrying construction material have been allowed into the Gaza Strip.

I think this is a fine way to build a house, and there are many advantages of earth houses over cement. If more NGOs were open to the possibility of building with adobe, we would be able to develop excellent adobe houses for Gaza. In New Mexico, adobe houses are popular, seen now as a Green building material (Adobe Builder)

Lots more photographs at In Gaza blog.

Thanks to Tom Morton of Arc Architects and Ronald Rael of Earth Architecture who also picked this up.


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