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Building Without Electricity in Tanzania

  Came across this article on volunteering to build in Tanzania.  It highlighted the fact that no electricity is required on the…

Registering not-for-profit or charitable organisations

Information taken from Australian Securities and Investments Commissions Website   This information sheet provides general advice on the differences between…

Blue Sky Build Mongolia 2012

Was reading through the latest Happy New Year newsletter from the Global Village Team (in association with Habitat for Humanity),…

Mentoring Future Humanitarian Architects

WHAT ROLE DOES MENTORING AND MENTORS PLAY IN YOUR LIFE AND WORK? “Mentoring is highly important – we have a…

Christmas Wishlist

Ah it’s almost the best time of the year again – Christmas!  Only 73 days to go, and hearing Christmas…

One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure…

This documentary ‘Waste Land’ is about recycling.  Not just your average type of recycling, but recycling from one of the…

Your Next Home: constructed from earth

Concept The concept of Eco-Domes originated from Iranian-American architect Nader Kahlili. These dome homes are simple and versatile buildings that…

New Book :: Beyond Shelter

  Beyond Shelter features 25 generously illustrated reports from all over the world. Written by the founders of some of…

72 Hour Urban Action

  This cool little project called 72 Hour Urban Action was held at the 2010 Bat-Yam International Biennale of Landscape Urbanism…

Twisted Bamboo in Iran

Have a look at this bamboo structure I stumbled across.  This bamboo dome in Iran (designed by architect Pouya Khazaeli…

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