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Some Updates, news links and videos

April 11 thru 15th was a great week at The Hunt Institute’s eandhweek.org SMU was a great host.

Greensource DFW made a great video about it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxQ-aJWzwsU

The Dallas Observer  did a story  http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2011/04/at_smus_living_village_harvey.php

There is more media links on the first page of the eandhweek.org site

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ubuntu-Blox/130434587030261 If you are on facebook we would like you to like us.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_187871164581331 This is where we have continued with the updates instead of placing them here.

The model home we built for eandhweek at SMU is now at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, OK.  It is there waiting for their environmental and structural engineering lab to do structural engineering tests.  We have also prepared a test wall for their shake table to see how the Ubuntu-Blox wall design will react in an earthquake.  They are doing the tests for free and so we are waiting for an opening in their schedule.

We placed 12th in $300.00 house contest on JOVOTO.  http://www.jovoto.com/contests/300house/ideas

We are also an advisor at the $300.00 website  http://www.300house.com/

D Magazine in Dallas did a little story about us.  http://www.dmagazine.com/Home/D_Magazine/2011/July/How_to_Build_Houses_Out_of_Trash.aspx

We start construction at EandHweek today!

No April Fools joke.  Today we install the foundation and start placing the Ubuntu-Blox for the Kenya/Omyonga house.  We will be working there all weekend and next week to get it all done so visitors can see what a house made with plastic refuse can be like.

Monday evening we will pick up Patti Stouter at the airport.  She is flying in from New York State to have a ton of fun building the Kenya/Omyonga house.  http://www.simpleearthstructures.com/about.php  She is going to help us formulate and apply earth plaster over the blocks.  She has suggested we mix the plaster the same way it will be done in some of the developing nations where the Ubuntu-Blox is designed to help.  We will lay out a tarp on the ground, add the ingredients, local soil, sand, straw, horse manure, and water.  It is mixed with our feet.

So if you want to do some walking without going anywhere and getting high on life, be there, or be square.