Available Materials: Bamboo fibers and Pan-aw (weeds used to make roofs for a traditional hut in the Philippines, La Union) and what appropriate binders to form it and make it weather/termite proof as well? Similar to fortified rammed earth? Other provinces uses the leaves of a tree (palm specie).
My idea is to make it in block forms like the roof shingles used in the west. (Panel board)- and can be categorized as natural?
Rationale: To exercise "natural building making" with aesthetics and not costly and could become as alternative to the usual practice. Our place is HOT and yet we stick to what we know- GI roof- pronto! This could help the live stocks and even people to have a more cooler environment.
Or if not yet available, how to make a Thatched roof? they look nice although requires more weeds in terms of volume. by the way, a bundle of Pan-aw versus GI roof to cover a 3x4 meter roof- GI wins in terms of material cost and labor (Lump sum contract).
Project Manager: BarnFeetPL