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Caretaker House
& Lavadero« back to SAVE THE CHILDREN

Providencia- Cuidad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico   1996

The first building constructed on the Save the Children site was a small house built for Emiliano Lopez, his wife Juanita and their children.  The walls were built from straw-clay blocks and utilized pallets for much of the roof.  Emiliano was in charge of the overall construction of the office building so it served as a location for he and his family to live during the duration of the project.

A fun addition to the house was an outdoor laundry area, known as the “lavadero,” built by the attendees to one of the workshops that we held in Mexico.  A clay oven, Quebec style, was also built as part of this complex.