CD-ROM of the 2006 International Study Visits to the 2005 Winners of the World Habitat Awards: the Energy Efficient Straw-bale Housing Project, China and the Solar Housing Renovation Project in Gårdsten, Sweden.
The use of community land trusts ensures that not only can housing remain affordable in perpetuity but also that local communities have collective control of land and property assets within their neighbourhood. This consultation identifies ways in which they can be more widely used.
These downloadable guides provide details on two earthquake-resistant construction systems – one using cement blocks and the other using earth blocks. This information has been kindly made available by FUNDASAL who are working with local communities in El Salvador to rebuild their homes and economies after the earthquakes of 2001. Both documents are in Spanish but include photos, diagrams and plans that can be easily understood.