Final construction of temporary shelter

Within 3 days, the construction of two houses is finished. A warm thank you to the volunteer team. Despite heavy rain one day and a very hot and sunny the other, volunteers continued to work happily. Mr. Badri Phuyal’s and Mrs. Annapurna Phuyal’s family is sleeping inside their houses from Thursday night. Due to the heavy rainfall, the work was stagnated for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
We will continue to work from tomorrow and finish the construction of rest of the houses as soon as possible. The work will be resumed from tomorrow.

Inside the house

Inside the house

The house looks this from outside

The house looks this from outside

Volunteers while eating lunch

Volunteers while eating lunch

Temporary shelters for nowTemporary shelters for now

The Government of Nepal has banned the new permanent construction of the houses because of the series of aftershocks we are getting almost every day. In this regard, as the monsoon is coming; the land has become fragile and very prone to landslides. Henceforth, there is the urgent need of building temporary shelters, and the team has decided to build the houses using steel rods as a frame and then the Zinc sheet. The house will have a window and a door. We had meeting with Mr. Ram who has already build 10+ houses in last month voluntarily with his team.
By this we do not mean, we have left Siggi’s idea and structure completely behind. We are still up with his designs. We will make the permanent houses once the government allows the construction and the things get normal.
The construction of temporary shelter will begin from next week. As we have already selected families, the houses of families (Including the waiting list ones) will be built within a week. The cost estimation will be updated in the next post.