TruexCullins Offices Under Construction
Our earthbag wall is rising! Well, in this case, we are using air, but the end result is the same: we are building an “earthbag” structure inside our offices at 209 Battery Street to symbolize and celebrate our work in Nepal.
In an earlier post, we described this method of earthbag construction, being used by Edge of Seven to build new schools for disadvantaged girls in rural Nepal. Diantha Korzun is currently assisting Edge of Seven with the design of the latest earthbag construction project, a new school and community center at Mankhu Village Farm.
So what’s our airbag wall all about? You will see it in the front lobby of our space, where the walls are forming a makeshift classroom facing Battery Street. We acquired some polypropylene rice bags and have been inflating them to emulate the real earthbag walls being built in Nepal. The room that is forming has become an ad-hoc meeting space. It has become a teaching tool. And the rising walls have become a symbol of the upward mobility that these projects are affording to the girls of Nepal.
At Sparky’s retirement party on May 9, everyone will be invited to help us expand the construction. We are looking forward to this being a fun, interactive event!