Bamboo is a sustainable and safe house material

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending poverty and homelessness worldwide. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity International has helped build more than 300,000 homes around the world, providing simple, decent and affordable housing for more than 1.5 million people. Habitat for Humanity Nepal was established in 1997, and since then has helped over 70,969 families. Using local materials and promoting traditional technology helps keep home prices affordable for families in need.
+ In a recent Habitat for Humanity Nepal message board, in order to prepare and kick off the national bamboo house building guidelines in cooperation with the Department of Construction and Urban Development (DUDBC), government engineers arrived. visit Habitat Nepal’s bamboo house projects in eastern Nepal to see the ongoing bamboo house designs and the Bamboo Processing Center. DUDBC is the government regulatory agency for Housing Design and Construction. After the visit, Habitat Nepal gave a presentation at DUDBC to the staff on “bamboo as a safe and sustainable housing material”.
+ Habitat Nepal promotes bamboo as a sustainable, safe housing material and has been building houses for needy families with treated bamboo. Habitat Nepal has partnered with Hilti Foundation to promote sustainable, safe and aesthetic bamboo houses as well as strengthen the supply chain to market bamboo houses.
Bamboo is a herbaceous grass known to be the fastest growing plant in the world, it has become a popular material choice in architecture and design projects because of its sustainable and distinctive structure. Due to its hardness, bamboo has a higher compressive strength than concrete or wood, and is comparable to the strength of steel.

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