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SUBE: Building Monolithic EcoShells in Peru

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Image: La Peña, Lambayeque — This is SUBE’s first project (138 pre-sold homes on 10 acres).  They hope to break ground in October 2010.

La Peña, Lambayeque — This is SUBE’s first project (138 pre-sold homes on 10 acres). They hope to break ground in October 2010.

Image: Agricultural leaders check LaPeña’s plans — The leaders of the Homeowners Association meet with Carlos from SUBE to talk about plans for the area.

Agricultural leaders check LaPeña’s plans — The leaders of the Homeowners Association meet with Carlos from SUBE to talk about plans for the area.

Image: A Low-income project in Piura — This area, unused because of sandy soil and poor access is perfect for low-income housing.  It is along the Pan-American highway and surrounded by grass huts and tin sheds (new homeowners).  With proper planning we can bring water, sewer and quality housing to the people here.

A Low-income project in Piura — This area, unused because of sandy soil and poor access is perfect for low-income housing. It is along the Pan-American highway and surrounded by grass huts and tin sheds (new homeowners). With proper planning we can bring water, sewer and quality housing to the people here.

Image: Current Housing near Piura — Currently areas like this are the only hope for many low-income workers.  This area stretched for nearly 8 miles.  Most of these are little more than straw mats with dirt floors, and little or no protection from rain and sun.

Current Housing near Piura — Currently areas like this are the only hope for many low-income workers. This area stretched for nearly 8 miles. Most of these are little more than straw mats with dirt floors, and little or no protection from rain and sun.

Image: The Competition — This home is a luxury to folks moving out of a cardboard and straw house but Monolithic Ecoshells can provide quality and safety and, for the same money, mean larger and more comfortable housing.

The Competition — This home is a luxury to folks moving out of a cardboard and straw house but Monolithic Ecoshells can provide quality and safety and, for the same money, mean larger and more comfortable housing.

Image: Proposed Housing — Twenty-thousand homes are needed in Piura. This competitor’s development is in the concept stage (350sf homes on a 450sf lot).  Domes can be built more economically, giving people more house for their money.
Proposed Housing — Twenty-thousand homes are needed in Piura. This competitor’s development is in the concept stage (350sf homes on a 450sf lot). Domes can be built more economically, giving people more house for their money.
Image: Lambayeque Park — This is a near-by park in Lambayeque. The city is very serious about improving their public places and attracting tourists

Lambayeque Park — This is a near-by park in Lambayeque. The city is very serious about improving their public places and attracting tourists

Image: Chiclayo Plaza de Armas — When you come to Chiclayo this is one of the first things you’ll see. Parks are everywhere in Peru.  They are surrounded by the commercial center and allow social interaction on warm evenings.

Chiclayo Plaza de Armas — When you come to Chiclayo this is one of the first things you’ll see. Parks are everywhere in Peru. They are surrounded by the commercial center and allow social interaction on warm evenings.

Image: Peruvian Delicacy — During a recent trip to Peru to research the proposed project with SUBE, Mike South (Monolithic Vice-President) asked a waiter for some local fare for dinner.  His meal, shown here, was baked guinea pig.
CUY (pron: cu-i) is a traditional Peruvian meal.  Cuys (or Guinea Pigs) are often raised by Peruvians for special occasions, and can now be purchased, nicely packaged, in super markets (right next to the chicken feet).

Peruvian Delicacy — During a recent trip to Peru to research the proposed project with SUBE, Mike South (Monolithic Vice-President) asked a waiter for some local fare for dinner. His meal, shown here, was baked guinea pig.

CUY (pron: cu-i) is a traditional Peruvian meal. Cuys (or Guinea Pigs) are often raised by Peruvians for special occasions, and can now be purchased, nicely packaged, in super markets (right next to the chicken feet). (Mike South)