Framework House is a home built as the result of a collaboration between Building Trust International, Habitat for Humanity Cambodia and Atelier COLE. Primarily constructed from bamboo and wood, the home cost just $2,500 to build.
The project was initially conceived to help out vulnerable Cambodian families affected by HIV/AIDS, and people in poor health in general. A total of nine homes have been constructed for the purpose, with the most recent home completed only last month.
The dwellings have two storys and measure a total of 861 square feet and feature liberal use of recycled materials, with insulation being provided by earth bags, plastic bottles, clay bricks and woven bamboo. Local materials and builders were used to make the houses, which are a symbol of community giving.
The Framework House is Targeted Towards Low-Income Cambodians
1. Affordable Housing Solutions - The Framework House demonstrates the potential for inexpensive bamboo homes to provide affordable housing to low-income communities.
2. Sustainable Construction Materials - The use of bamboo and recycled materials in the construction of Framework House highlights the growing trend towards sustainable and eco-friendly building practices.
3. Community-focused Development - The collaboration between organizations and the involvement of local materials and builders in the construction of Framework House exemplifies the trend of community-focused development projects.
1. Construction - The construction industry can explore opportunities to incorporate bamboo and recycled materials in building affordable and sustainable housing projects.
2. Non-profit and Social Services - Non-profit organizations and social services can consider implementing similar collaborative projects to provide affordable housing solutions to vulnerable communities.
3. Eco-friendly and Sustainable Products - Manufacturers and suppliers of eco-friendly and sustainable construction materials, such as bamboo, can capitalize on the demand for green building solutions.