The Ti Kay Pay (Small Straw House)
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Authors Builders Without Boarders
Status Deployed
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Type Project
Keywords Travel internships, Alternative building
Authors Dominick Triola
Published 2014
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
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The straw bale house at Haiti Communitere was built by Builders Without Boarders. It was made entirely out of locally sourced materials. Straw bales from local rice fields were used as an insulation layer in the walls. The walls were finished with a natural plaster. The foundation was made with rubble from the 2010 Haiti earthquake and gravel bags made with tarps collected and sewn by people in earthquake affected regions. Old pallets were used as roof trusses. The house seems to fit a Haiti aesthetic and common two-room design.

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