The Rishikesh Earthbag Project

€4,415 of €6,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 25 months
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Dear Friends, 
Our dream is to realize this Earthbag house project for an Ashram in Rishikesh, in the Himalayas of India, called Rishikesh Yogaashram. Your donation will help big time to set up infrastructure that is earthquake resistant, sustainable, low-tec and easy-to-build. In this project we will show the locals and volunteers how to build a beautiful house with mainly the earth on the building site, that has a very small impact on nature.

We use recycled materials, wood from local forrests for the roof and from the earth collected on site. So people will learn how to build in an eco-friendly and low-energy way. It will hopefully have an impact on many other architecture projects in the area, so that a lot of families will live in earthquake-safe and green houses.

The Rishikesh Yogaashram combines in a lovely way Yoga & Meditation with natural building projects. They already built an Earthship, and get their electricity from solar panels.  For the greenest future and for the benefit of Mother Earth.

With these funds raised here we will be able to buy the material needed like:
Earthbags, Barbed wire, rebars, stucco and cement, wood for roof, drainage, gravel foundation, windows, and a door. If people go crazy with donating - what would be just amazing - we would be able to get the interieurs as well, f.e. kitchen corner, toilet / shower and a stove, to keep the yogis/yoginis warm in cold himalayan winter nights :-)

We start April 3rd 2017, so there is not much time left.

Do you love nature, yoga and natural building? Go ahead and support this wonderful project!

My Name is Matthias "Matthu" Roth and I am thrilled to lead the project on the spot in Rishikesh India. I will dig the earth and fill the bags myself with hopefully many others and your donation as a huge support :-)




Liebe Freunde,
Unser Traum ist es, dieses Earthbag Haus Projekt für einen Ashram in Rishikesh, den Rishikesh Yogashram, im indischen Himalaya zu realisieren. Deine Spende wird unglaublich helfen, erbebensichere Infrastruktur aufzubauen, die nachhaltig und sehr einfach zu erstellen ist. In diesem Projekt werden wir der Lokalbevölkerung und Freiwilligen aufzeigen, wie hauptsächlichnur mit Erde ein schönes Haus bauen kann, dass sehr wenig Resourcen und Energie verbraucht.

Wir benutzen wiederverwertete Materialien und Holz aus umliegenden Häusern und vor allem die Erde direkt von der Baustelle. Die Projekt Teilnehmer lernen wie man ökoligisch und mit sehr wenig Energie bauen kann. Hoffentlich wird es seine Wirkung  auf viele andere Bauprojekte in der Region haben, so dass zukünftig viele Familien in erdbebensicheren und "grünen" Häusern leben werden.

Der Rishikesh Yogaashram kombiniert auf wundervolle Weise Yoga&Meditaion mit ökologischen Bauprojekten. Sie haben bereits ein "Earthship" aus recycelten Baustoffen und eine Solaranlage gebaut, die den Ashram mit grünem Strom versorgen. Alles mit dem Ziel, Mutter Erde Sorge zu tragen. 

Mit Deiner Spende werden wir folgende Baumaterialien kaufen:
Säcke aus Polypropylen, Stacheldraht (zum Bauen), Zement und Putz, Eisenstangen, Entwässerung, Kiesfundament, Fenster und eine Tür.

Wenn Die Leute Feuer und Flamme sind fürs Projekt und ganz viele mitmachen, was einfach nur fantastisch wäre, könnten wir auch die Inneneinrichtung finanzieren wie zB Küchenzeile, WC/Dusche und einen Ofen, der die Yogis/Yoginis warm hält in kalten Himalaya Winter Nächten :-) 

Wir starten am 3. April 2017, also nicht mehr viel Zeit...

Liebst Du die Natur, Yoga und ökologische Architektur? Fühl Dich frei und Spende für dieses tolle Projekt!

Mein Name ist Matthias "Matthu" Roth und ich freu mich riesig, dieses Projekt vor Ort in Rishikesh zu leiten. Ich werde selber in der Erde wühlen und die Säcke aufstapeln, mit hoffentlich Deiner Spende als Unterstützung  :-)

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Bondbeam is on, we are plastering.
A simple tin metal roof will protect the walls from the stormy monsoon hitting in soon. Materials like wood or steal, even simple metals are nearly the same prize like in Europe. So only the roof is about 1300€... Therefor we increase the budget, to be able to finnish it before the heavy rains come. Donations are more than welcome. ❤️ with Love, Matthu
Plastering with cement
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The walls are almost done, we added a nice arch over the bathroom door. A big "thank you" to all volunteers, supporters, networkers and fundraisers!!!
With Love and Blessings,
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Hello Fundraisers,
Here some pics from the site. 7 more rows to go, then we do the roof. Thank you so much for your donations!
7 more rows to go!
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Dear Friends.

Here an interesting Design that makes your house resist earthquakes. Written by Patti Stouter.

Thanks to all donaters and thanks to Owen Geiger from for advice. He has a wonderful blog:

Do you want to learn how to build your own earhtbag house? Join our workshops in Rishikesh India!
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€4,415 of €6,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 25 months
Created March 5, 2017
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Birgitta Nielsen
23 months ago

Keep up the good work!! Thank you:)

Devorah Magella
23 months ago

Congratulations in the creation of this dream come true.

Davide Malara
24 months ago

wish you Love, Luck and Happiness

George Anthony
24 months ago

Courtesy of Sam Hah!

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