Bamboo houses for Puebla quake victims
EXCERPT: Mexico News Daily
Last month’s earthquakes have triggered a mini-boom in alternative housing options, one of which is a project that is building as many as 200 houses using bamboo.
A dozen organizations, businesses and non-governmental organizations plan to build 100 temporary dwellings for earthquake and hurricane victims in a community in Chiautla de Tapia, Puebla.
The project, developed in collaboration with the people of San Juan Pilcaya, has completed the design phase and on Monday the first house was erected. The second step is to deliver and install 100 more.
The temporary houses are intended to provide a family with basic living infrastructure until they can implement a permanent solution.
The latter is also part of the bamboo project. Its final stage is to find financing to design and build 100 permanent homes.