Affordable earthquake resistant homes

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These things are used in villages all over Indonesia, and probably the rest of Asia, and have been for countless years.
Pretty standard housing for the poorest in society and of not much interest to anyone with cash.
Want earthquake proof? Buy a container.

I forgot to add that my In laws house was damaged beyond repair by the  Davao earthquake. They didn't spend enough on rebar and cement. They also weren't the only ones, this construction would be a good bridge till they can afford a better built cement homes. Also it would not be a bad guest house on your property. These aren't for the average Expat.

Fred :

These things are used in villages all over Indonesia, and probably the rest of Asia, and have been for countless years.
Pretty standard housing for the poorest in society and of not much interest to anyone with cash.
Want earthquake proof? Buy a container.

THE metal ship´s container? You need at least 2 for space. You´ll spend electricity on air conditioning due to excessive heat conduction in a hot tropical country like the Philippines.

Lat61 :

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Looks nice and convenient but it would be a big fiesta for the termites. You could not air condition
with porous walls...

robal :
Lat61 :

Architecture
Affordable homes framed with bamboo. Click on Architecture for link.

Looks nice and convenient but it would be a big fiesta for the termites. You could not air condition
with porous walls...

Anything but. Those things are only used by the poorest of the poor that can't afford anything else and they fall apart at a rate you wouldn't believe.  I've been in many so I can assure you the things are ruddy terrible. However, if you use solid flooring, they make nice shelters for restaurants that want to look rustic in order to attract the tourist trade.

robal :

THE metal ship´s container? You need at least 2 for space. You´ll spend electricity on air conditioning due to excessive heat conduction in a hot tropical country like the Philippines.

https://youtu.be/rX4a2G1t4k4

https://youtu.be/nJXibYBYug4

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Fred :
robal :

THE metal ship´s container? You need at least 2 for space. You´ll spend electricity on air conditioning due to excessive heat conduction in a hot tropical country like the Philippines.

https://youtu.be/rX4a2G1t4k4

https://youtu.be/nJXibYBYug4

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The steps were so detailed that you would be crazy to do that yourself if your expertise is not within the area. Welders and carpenters in the Philippines would have to do an inservice training just to build the container house like what was shown. This is a California house anyway (my state) and building regulations are very strict.

It was great at the start of the video but as it went along, it also killed my enthusiasm little by little until it died during the other video presentation. The first part which is insulation was practical and looked easy but I don´t know if that material is for sale in the Philippines. Nice link but no thanks. I would build a hollow block house which could be cheaper, ha ha! It might also be impossible to get all the materials you need presented in the video.

Thanks for your post!

robal

Use heavy rebar and post and beams they are the support ,blocks are just in between for walls use the old 123 concrete mix my house in Davao is the only one in my compound that has not cracked

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