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A local is addressing homelessness … Building A Whare Uku – an Earth House in the Far North

Some very good news from the Far North. “Don’t wait for the Government” says Reuben Porter. I think we all know why we shouldn’t. EWR

From Bryan Bruce’s VIDEO channel, producer of the award winning doco Mind the Gap on poverty in NZ. An excellent watch.

BUILDING A WHARE UKU

While traveling in the the Far North of New Zealand a couple of years ago Bryan  Bruce  met Ruben Porter who has come up with his own solution to solving New Zealand’s affordable housing problem. It’s called the Whare Uku or a house made out of the earth . With he assistance of the University of Auckland’s engineering department Rueben is building beautiful homes using rammed earth construction and locally milled timber. But as I discovered Rueben’s not doing it just for himself but to help others.

https://www.nzptv.org.nz/videos/building-and-earht-house

Photo: Video screenshot