In Peru work has started on FairMail’s unique eco-friendly new office in the “Casi Casa” complex.
Using only sustainable materials like straw bales, mud, bamboo and wood an alternative living, working and experimentation centre is being created overlooking the pacific ocean in the fishing village of Huanchaco.
Besides the environmental benefits of the alternative building techniques used they will also create and inspiring and healthy working environment for FairMail’s photography classes and group activities.
To save costs and get more fun out of the construction all the work is being done with the bare hands of FairMail founders Peter and Janneke, occasionally helped by FairMail volunteers and some of the FairMail teenagers.
Throwing mud on the wall, cutting glass bottles for the windows and carpentry are great fun to do together and help relax the mind.
Besides the new FairMail office the “Casi Casa” complex will house a workshop for sustainable technologies, a yoga and meditation space, a loam pizza palace and the apartment of FairMail founders Peter and Janneke.
To follow the construction process you can like Casi Casa’s Facebook page or watch the time-lapse video of the erection of the first floor of the first round tower.