Hebrews 3:4 "For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God."
Greetings from Haiti, friends! These last few months have been a wonderful journey. As many of you know, DSM has been building earthbag homes in Haiti. However this past month I have had the opportunity to take that technology to the next level… “Compressed Earth-Blocks”. It is the same concept as the former, but the EarthBlock is more readily accepted by the communities in which we are building.
To create a quality Earth-Block, it takes specific portions of sand, clay, cement, and moisture content. Once the materials are well mixed, it goes into the EarthBlock press, and is compacted at 15 tons, resulting in a block that tests around 1000-2000 PSI. The blocks are also interlocking, easy to build with, and absolutely beautiful. They boast disaster resistance, low cost, bug proof, mold proof, and low embodied energy costs. Putting the outer layer of cement
on one of the earthbag buildings
Colton with our boys planting a box
garden on the orphanage roof.