$10617 Raised 23 Donors $10000 Goal

Project Objectives:

1.  Empower the Filipino people to build self-sustainable housing for and with each other.

2.  Assist Filipinos in building housing solutions which:

◦ Are typhoon resistant.
◦ Are inexpensive to build with
—- $AUD 1500 per dwelling, or
—- $AUD 10000 per eco-village. (Each eco-village will house 6 families or more.)

◦ Use local Filipino materials to stimulate the local economy.
◦ Complement traditional Filipino building techniques.
◦ Provide shared off-the-grid water, sewerage, and cooking facilities. (For eco-villages housing 6 families or more).
◦ Build a prototype to facilitate local acceptance and understanding of the technology.

3.  Enable such sustainable solutions to be deployed on a larger scale. Solutions built by the people, for the people.

Project Overview:

What?
The “Philippines Eco Housing Project” strives to empower the Filipino people to build typhoon resistant housing that is ecologically friendly and culturally sensitive while complementing traditional Filipino techniques.

Why?
Off-Grid Aid believes that self-sustainable housing is the way forward, not just in the Philippines, but on a global scale. Since the devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda, it has become clear that Filipinos are in need of an effective housing solution, a solution that can withstand up to 26 typhoons per year, is cost-effective to build, and ecologically friendly to the environment. The “Philippines Eco Housing Project” aims to address all of these concerns in one holistic approach.

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The Chaos of Typhoon Yolanda (2013)

 

 

How?
International volunteers experienced in earth-building technologies and permaculture techniques (sustainable living) will train Filipinos using a collaborative skills-sharing approach. Our volunteers will run workshops across the Philippines to:

1. Provide hands-on training for Filipinos in earth-bag building technologies and sustainable living.

2. Build an initial Proof-Of-Concept which demonstrates the effectiveness of the technology.

3. Learn from Filipinos to understand how these modern solutions can be synergised with traditional Filipino techniques.

Hands-on knowledge and experience will enable Filipinos to walk away empowered, ready and confident to use these new found skills in their local setting. Off-Grid Aid will continue to develop longer-term strategies to assist Filipinos in taking this technology back into their respective towns. Our ultimate goal is to enable such sustainable solutions to be deployed on a mass scale, not by Off-Grid Aid, but by the people, for the people.

Proof-of-Concept Design:
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When and Where?
Off Grid Aid will run two workshops in 2014. The first 10-day workshop was held from April 22 to May 2, 2014. The second workshop is planned for March 2015, where we will implement sustainable off-grid solutions. Workshops will be held in the Barangay of Pari-an, Sigma (Capiz), resulting in the construction of the first proof-of-concept model unit. Roll out phases for mass scale deployment, to be planned and scheduled.

Our first workshop in April 2014 was extremely fruitful. Not only did we build a Proof-of-Concept daycare centre / evacuation centre, we shared ideas, concepts, and made a whole lot of new friends in the process. Here are pics from the workshop:
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April 2014 workshop details – Philippines (Capiz)

Donations and Assistance:

Initially, Off-Grid Aid is attempting to fund the proof of concept daycare centre and workshops for phase 1. Phase 1 will be split over two workshops, the first in April 2014 and the second in March 2015. Eight experienced international volunteers will coordinate and provide training to Filipinos using a skills-sharing approach. Approximately 15 Filipino volunteers will be attending. Volunteers will be paying their own way (accommodation, flights, etc).

The estimated cost of Phase 1 is $8000.  This will cover the running costs of both workshops (April 2014 and March 2015) and the costs required to build the prototype in Sigma, Capiz. Remaining donations from “$5 to Feed a Family” ($3300) will be put towards this project. An additional $4,700 is still required to cover costs.

Upon successful completion of phase 1 along with fine-tuning of the final design, we shall begin working towards the roll out of housing rehabilitation as outlined in phase 2 and onwards. Here we strive to assist Filipinos in building cost effective, typhoon resistant housing for each other. (See project brief below for details).

Donation Sources:

– Assistance from project website donations.
– Assistance from government and complimenting aid organisations.
– Other fundraising activities, to be determined.

Learn More…

Download Project Brief
The Project Brief details contains our Project Methodology, Implementation Strategy and Detailed Concept Design.
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WorkshopGroupPicApril 2014 workshop details (Typhoon Resistant Housing – Philippines, 10 Day Building Workshop)

Click Here to meet the Off-Grid Aid Team..

Download April 2014 Workshop Pamphlet
This pamphlet will be given to prospective Filipinos interested in attending the workshop.
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Full Donors List:

NAMES Amount (in AUD)
Anonymous $4,205.00
Amir Shaitch $30.00
Ann Papargiris $50.00
Ann Psaila $150.00
Anonymous (Bramalco) $5.00
Anonymous $10.00
Anonymous $20.00
Anonymous $86.00
Anonymous (Deposited at Victor Harbor) $50.00
Anonymous (MODVIC employees) $150.00
Anonymous (via Narissa) $50.00
Anonymous(Bramalco employees) $70.00
Anthony Kartono $50.00
Brian O’keeffe $20.00
Cheryl (Bramalco) chocolate $150.00
Chip Money (C/O L Stutley) $76.70
Chris Parkinson $50.00
Colin Bayley $50.00
Cris & Von Vidanes $120.00
Daniel Leonard $5.00
Daniel Salig $10.00
Emily Rose George Benson $5.00
Ernie & Margaret Sullivan $50.00
Fia Tavui $10.00
Friedrich Rinn $50.00
George Maios $20.00
George O’Brien $100.00
Gina Genoves $50.00
Glenn Van Horen $50.00
Hung $20.00
Ilham Jauffer $50.00
Ines $20.00
Ines / Mavies Pinto $45.00
Interest $1.02
Interest $8.13
Ivan Pavleka $10.00
Jack McDonald $20.00
Jacqueline Goss $5.00
Janet (Schneider) $30.00
Janet Nguyen $50.00
Janet Villanueva $10.00
Jean & Joji de Guzman $70.00
Jo Allan (chocolate) $50.00
Juliet (SFXCathedral) $20.00
Karen York-Brown (chocolate) $50.00
Katherine Kiernan $15.00
Katie Davey (choco) $100.00
Katie Davey / Ruth $350.00
Katie Findlay $20.00
Katie Findley (choco) $150.00
Keith Reinboth $50.00
Kevin (SFXCathedral) $20.00
Kim Degens $5.00
Leanne Brown $20.00
Lei Acevedo $50.00
Leisa Stutley (Choco) $55.00
Liam O’Gorman $20.00
Lillette Villreal-Serana $37.50
Lucy Trompeta $200.00
Madelyn Leaman $5.00
Mao & Mai (Scripture study) $50.00
Marcus Byas $5.00
Margaret $15.00
Margaret (Scripture Study) $15.00
Mark Graves $100.00
Mark Jessop $5.00
Mary Foganty $5.00
Ozroll (Reception-Choco) $55.00
Mycause: Peter Lemahieu $10.00
Mycause: Anonymous (Fr switzerland) $100.00
Mycause: Glen Bernas $30.00
Mycause: Ann $50.00
Mycause: Alex TanSW $10.00
Mycause: Jason Perez $50.00
Mycause: Kylie $20.00
Mycause: Tania Emms $50.00
Mycause: Trish $50.00
Peter Moore (Apostleship  c/o Beth Earthy) $25.55
Peter Moore (Apostleship  c/o Beth Earthy) $50.00
Sally (Scripture Study) $50.00
Pauline Legessner $5.00
Michael Mcfarland (php2180) $57.37
Angie & Nelson Boluso-Viterbo(php10120) $266.32
Anonymous $2,721.95
Nicole Garcia $15.00
Ozroll Reception(Choco) $50.00
Paul Carrol $15.00
pauline Vela $150.00
Paypal $0.40
Priscilla Pilcher $5.00
Ralph Greek $5.00
Reynaida Camporedondo $50.00
Ron & Tina Bayley $1,109.00
Ronald Villareal $150.00
Sally Dodge $10.00
Sam McKnight $60.00
Scripture study group 1 (anonymous) $61.55
Scripture Study group 2 (collection) $95.00
Sharon Harvey $50.00
Sue Moffitt $15.00
Swamynathan G $20.00
Tania Emms/Lester/Jofel (php1000) $26.32
Teneia Nikora $20.00
Tia McNally-Paea $10.00
Tony Meadows $50.00
Valerie Eves $5.00
Christian Brosch $100.00
Janine Taranto $20.00
Jasmine Green $100.00
Derek Brown $50.00
Camire Maxime $50.00
Soubash Badal $50.00
Victor $20.00
 Atty Rick Bernas }   for opening their homes to
 Karen Dequina    }   accommodate the international volunteers
 Municipality of Sigma / Mayor Cris Andaya – for the soil (buga) and gravel used in the construction of the Day Care Centre / for the backhoe and mixer used in the workshop
Zeny Lachica – for opening her home to the Filipino volunteer / daily supply of ice
 Ramil Valeriano – for the videocam used during the entire workshop
 Pepo Dib Gomez                                      $21.00
 Kyton fundraisers                                    $107.35
 Leisa Stutley, Leanne Brown, Jo Allan, Karen York-Brown,
 Katie Findlay, Kevin O’Mahoney, Caroline, Mye Joves,
 Janet Parlet, Cris Vidanes, Jacqui Minogue, Xiomara Ruiz,
 Alex TanSW, Linda Lacar, Cathy Lacar, Lei Acevedo,
 Eman Hernandez

 

 

Philippines Eco Housing Project

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