Gallery: CO2 Bambu Brings Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Bamboo Housing to Nicara...


In 2011 CO2 Bambu was awarded with a historic contract to build 82 bamboo-based homes in Rosita, Nicaragua as part of the Hurricane Felix reconstruction effort. Up until then, the options available to the municipality, regional government and funding NGO had been either concrete block homes or timber homes, however CO2 Bambu emerged with an innovative design that uses local, native Guadua bamboo as its core building material. Fast forward to early 2012, and not only did CO2 Bambu deliver all 82 houses, but it also built the largest bamboo processing factory in Central America, trained a cadre of builders, technical supervisors and civil engineers, and achieved formal recognition for Guadua bamboo construction from the Nicaraguan Government’s Ministry of Transport and Industry.

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