Pescomaggiore Village Destroyed by L’Aquila Earthquake Now Being Rebuilt Sustainably

by , 05/27/11

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Pescomaggiore village, which was destroyed by the earthquake that hit the mountain region of L’Aquila in central Italy on Apr. 6, 2009, is now being rebuilt by its 40-odd inhabitants with straw and wood. Called EVA (an acronym for “Do it Yourself” in Italian) eco-village features seven houses built on a section of land a short distance from the original village. The new houses have a simple wooden structure and straw padding but the roofs are clad with solar panels and there is even a system to collect rainwater.


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  1. caeman May 31, 2011 at 10:02 am

    A house of straw and wood, built on sandy ground? Does no one remember the parables anymore?

  2. Pescomaggiore Village D... May 30, 2011 at 2:17 am

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  3. XenoSilvano May 28, 2011 at 8:51 am

    that house that they’re building in the main image shown above doesn’t look very earthquake resistant.

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