Blog: Stories from Nicaragua

We welcome the rain in Tipitapa

By Casey Callais 2/09/2016 — The rain has been a welcome sight here in the Tipitapa area of Nicaragua. Farmers have been busy planting crops but we have also had a good turnout of locals helping with our Jicarito school project.

We rented a couple of compactors to flatten out the worksite and have started digging out the foundations. For us the rain came at a perfect time because dirt compacts much better when wet.

Freddy digging away

 

Next week we will have the architects from Knit Knot visiting and helping to dig. That’s right, everyone gets a turn.

Foundations laid out in El Jicarito

 

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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