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Earthbag Building

Organisation: Good Earth Global

Country: Nepal

Type: Manual work & Construction

Earthbag Building


“Namaste” means “I salute the God in you”, and with this lovely greeting you’ll be welcomed at the airport by Good Earth staff, all college educated and English speaking. From this first Namaste your safety and security becomes our highest priority, with creating an unforgettable experience running a close second.

First we’ll take you on a brief tour of Kathmandu. Kathmandu is crowded, chaotic, an assault on your senses-and you’ll love it! Then half a day of classroom building instruction at our headquarters in Thamel (downtown Kathmandu), using curricula designed by Dr. Owen Geiger, the world’s leading authority on Earthbag building. For lunch we’ll treat you to the best, most authentic dal bhat (traditional Nepali dish of rice and lentils) in all of Kathmandu.

Then you’ll be escorted to one of our Earthbag worksites, and the adventure of your life.

Expect a few hours of travel by public bus, and some hiking at the end. The journey will be rugged but safe, and the landscape spectacular. Along the way, be prepared to see, and experience, a very different culture, and a very different way of living. Nepal is a poor county, more so in the rural areas we serve, and is still recovering from the earthquake.


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  • Earthbag Building

    The Good Earth Global experience in Nepal combines hands-on eco-building with a close-up introduction to daily village life, all in the shadows of the mighty Himalayas. You’ll experience first-hand the rhythms and customs of rural Nepali, and also build safe, sturdy structures in a country still reeling from a catastrophic earthquake. The structures you build will serve local communities for generations to come, and stand long after you’re gone.

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