During the construction period, the team organized a series of activities to gather more and more people such as natural crafting workshop, bamboo open house and open seminars. The building process of an earthbag house involved a long-term participation of making an ideal place for interacting with local people. More than 100 people came to participate to the different workshops. There was no age-limitation and all the groups could find their role in the project.
The objectives of this workshop is to generate links between the citizen of fukutomi area and other groups or individuals as well as to learn how to make a house by using mostly local materials.The earthbag house was used to hold many events such as international luncheons, music stage and barbecue.
The building process is the linkages of the different group. The method of building earthbag house presented all the artistic, social and technical advantages. In terms of social aspects, The earthbag house workshop was as a process for generating linkages. The construction method is an original and creative approaches to a people friendly environment. It also showed a good example of recycling, like the use of glass bottles or car glasses for the decoration of the walls. The construction was low tech and low cost, but stronger than traditional house. It also benefited the local economy, local material and manpower.
The structure of project was The core member were executive board from Fukutomi area and the Earth Dreamer. The direct participants and volunteers were the execute team. The Earth Dreamer did analysis report that studies the participants, the cost and working hours. Like there were 129 volunteers that had followed the whole project, and people worked 4 days per week on average. The whole house cost 750 hours in total to complete, and required 760,000 Yen for the total construction.
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