Let's print together the first adobe building.
At the ShamballaTechnological Village the Big Deltaprints and WASP are organizing open-air workshops invitingall the makers to partecipate.
The WASP'sTechnological Village is working non-stop these days at the open-air construction site, in Massa Lombarda (Ravenna). They are inviting all the makers and everybody interested to partecipate and actively contribute to the building of the first house entirely printed with eco-friendly, locally found materials (a mixture of terrain and straw aded with a mixing machine and a motor hoe).
"The working method is simple: for every problem we look for the best solution. Everyday we are learning more and more, managing small and big problems and trying to solve them. The test we started the last Saturday seems impressive and we have decided to continue to print till the conclusion of the first habitable module," said the team.
First experiences have taught them a lot. The mixture of terrain and straw is light and strong. Now they have a 50-centimeter-high wall, extruding more than 400 quintal of material. After the performance will be finished, they will destroy the prototype, so the raw material will be cultivable again.
The keyword of the Technological village is DIY. "We want to build a new economy vision based on a self-sufficient society able to produce basic requirements in many fields: housing, food, employment, healthcare, education and art."