Building schools, homes and small business


Rebuild with us

We believe that rural villages must be rebuilt with local materials, by local entrepreneurs and the villagers themselves. Our job is to help them make that possible. We work as partner to INGOs/NGOs and entrepreneurs, providing machines and training to start building their village.

Together we are teaching a growing body of local builders and entrepreneurs how to use soil to produce Earth Bricks and how to build affordable and earthquake resistant homes, schools and community buildings.

Read more about the Earth Brick entrepreneur Birbal and his experience working with CSEB >>

Rebuilding with more impact

We find it equally important to rebuild schools and homes as it is to create training, opportunities and economic development in rural villages. With Earth Bricks rural communities can start producing their own Bricks and construction material. We save cost in transportation and instead focus on producing sustainable, safe and affordable construction material locally.

community driven reconstruction - Nepal 2017


How we work to start rebuilding with Earth Bricks

Rebuilding a village is a complex and sensitive task. When rebuilding we work closely with the community and the local people in the village.

Starting to produce earth bricks

  1. First we visit the village, discuss with the community about the project. It is all about understanding their views and situation.  We make a survey of the local conditions as well as a soil test
  2. The second step is to setup the machine and build a small factory where the Earth Bricks can be produced. 
  3. Earth brick training
    Once this is finished our team comes out to the village for intensive training in producing the Earth Bricks. We mix theory with practice. the locals learn how to make bricks, maintain the machine, test the soil, check quality etc.
  4. Supervision and training
    Our supervisor stays in the village in order to ensure that the locals have understood all the steps correctly and that they can make high quality Earth Bricks. Our focus is to make the local builders as independent as possible and after the training they will also be able to do daily maintenance on the machine and perform soil test.


Reconstruction - Nepal 2074


The core concept of our model is to teach the villagers 

and local entrepreneurs better construction methods and provide the tools/machines needed to use them. 

Read the story of how Shanti Majhi built her own house >>

Rebuilding Earth quake resistant
The construction training is done when we build the first structure. Our team comes at critical parts to teach and ensure the construction is done correctly. We can also help with daily supervision if required. 

  • Foundation.
    First we make three days training of how to build a good foundation. Then the locals finish building the foundation of the first building

  • Walls & masonry 
    Once the foundation is complete our team conducts a three days of wall construction training. As a part of the training we build the first few layers of bricks on the walls. Then the locals can continue building. 

  • Roof training
    Lastly our teams come out to teach how to put on the roof and the finishing details

We come back to the village on a regular basis to see the progress, listen to the villagers and the entrepreneurs to understand what they need to progress. We are very careful not to make our villages aid dependent but instead focus on making them self-sufficient. 

CSEB - Nepal 2074


Training or complete construction partner
In a project, Build up Nepal can either be your technical partner providing machines and training to start producing Earth Bricks and to build earthquake resistant. We train and teach both the locals and other NGOs so they can rebuild on their own. 

However, we can also take the complete responsibility and the building contract for a reconstruction project, from start to completion. In this case we will have our own personnel on site during the project to ensure quality and efficiency.

Contact us to start rebuilding your village