Project is a small non-profit organization founded in 1989.
dedicated to the exploration and development of living systems,
including growing food and building that creates friendship, beauty and
are known primarily for our work in Strawbale and other Natural
to invitations of help, from women in a
community called Xochitl in Mexico , they co-developed a building
system that used easily available, inexpensive materials and improved
the desolate living conditions of these people. They have kept the
process as simple as possible so they could eventually learn to build
it all themselves, as they are.
first women's houses with it's soft colored lime washed walls, hand
shaped door and window moldings, it stood in striking contrast to the
shack. A curving band of river stones added protection and texture to
the base of the earthen and lime plastered walls.
building for the Sonoran
branch of Save The Children
This 5,000 sq. ft. office building for the Sonoran
branch of Save The Children, in Cuidad Obregon, Mexico was built to
demonstrate the use of local, natural and low-cost materials such as
straw, clay, carrizo and lime. It's construction exemplifies a way of
building that is unlike modern commercial construction.
Designed organically, new ideas and experiments were regularly
incorporated during the entire process. Built using only a sketch of
the floor plan, the building evolved to meet its own particular
conditions and was not dictated by a fixed set of plans.
Each house costs $500.