One Sherpa Home
The construction will consist of earth-filled rice sacks, local timbers, and metal roofing. This method provides enough flexibility to withstand the earth quakes common to the Himalayas while also offering remarkable heat retention, a must during the bitter winters at the 13,000 foot elevation where Phortse is located. As well, this is a very inexpensive means of construction that can be easily replicated. In the course of building this home we will hire local sherpas to help while they are also being trained in this method of construction. When the model is complete we will leave all tools behind so they can rebuild their own homes in the same fashion.
All One Sherpa Home personnel will work as unpaid volunteers, paying their own way to and from Nepal. Every dime of funds donated will go to the construction of this home.