Casas Que Cantan - Houses That Sing
Eight women in a community called Xochitl ("Flower" in Nauhuatl) on the outskirts of Cuidad Obregon, Mexico, have been working together to build each other's houses.

Responding to their invitations to help, we co-developed a building system that used easily available, inexpensive materials and improved the desolate living conditions of these people. We have kept the process as simple as possible so they could eventually learn to build it all themselves, as they are.
Each house costs $500. Donations from many generous people, several of whom are building or dreaming of their own straw bale homes, have helped keep the women supplied with the needed building materials. We hope to continue helping them and other such communities.
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