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Nonprofit teaches communities how to build homes out of straw, clay and soil

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by (Kristine Lofgren) last modified May 31, 2017

Emily Niehaus was working as a loan officer when she see realized that there was a need for affordable housing options in her community. So she founded Community Rebuilds - a nonprofit that teaches people to build affordable homes out of "dirt cheap" materials like clay, straw and soil. Interns participate in a 5-month program, completing two homes from foundation to finish using sustainable living principles. Community Rebuilds started in Moab, UT as a way to ease the financial strains...





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