Blog: Stories from Nicaragua

The architects get dirty in El Jicarito

By Casey Callais 9/9/2016 — Four members of Knitknot Architecture Group who created the design for the earthbag school in El Jicarito visited the worksite this week. Their mission was to get to know the community, clarify questions the foreman had and to grab shovels and dig. And that is just what they did.

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Their presence was a real inspiration for both the community members as the builders of this project and us as the catalyst for the school’s construction. We had the opportunity to go over finer details of the plan now that we are building the foundations, one of the most crucial points of the entire building process.

And they enjoyed meeting the community who is doing most of the hands-on work. Here is how the project looked by the end of the week.

El Jicarito Nicaragua earth bag school ready to build

We will be posting regular updates about the project as construction continues. In the meantime we are offering an amazing deal for people who are interested in this project. Donate to help buy whiteboards, desks, computers, etc. and receive Knitknot’s architectural plans, Precision Structural Engineering’s structural design (compliant with the 2012 International Building Code), Seeds of Learning’s complete construction report AND a 2-hour phone call with the Seeds of Learning team. This is ideal for anyone who is interested in building their own superadobe project and the money goes to cover school supplies and resources. Donate

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