Building in Guatemala

bicycle recumbent experiment at Maya Pedal

bicycle recumbent experiment at Maya Pedal

We have been learning lots in Guatemala, while working on building a recipricating roof model out of bamboo at the beautiful Lake Atitlan and making (bicycle) pedal powered machines with Maya Pedal.

 

16 roof in the night

Recipricating roof Ulew Atitlan

17 roof detail

detail recipricating roof

30 Maya Pedal corn machine

Maya Pedal

31 Mykal and Nico

 

 
We are continuing to ride south along the Pacific Coast to El Salvador with our Spanish bicycle friends Alex and Ina!

We have built an earthship style home in Comalapa, Guatemala!!

Bottle Brick Wall  with Mykal and Nicos head in windows

Bottle Brick Wall with Mykal and Nicos heads in windows

Romeos new Earthship home! (bottom)  ~Marias earthship was built in 2012

Romeos new Earthship home! (bottom)
~Marias earthship above Romeo’s was built in 2012

We spend the past 3 weeks working with a team of international volunteers and Guatemalan construction workers, building a sustainable home for Romeo and his family.
We raised 4.200 dollars for the water management system of this building through crowdfunding website Indiegogo, and we traveled to Guatemala by bicycle to help built!