An overview of our projects going into the fall ….

Now that summer’s almost officially over, we can expect a stronger attendance and more activity at AfHB.

Here’s an introduction to some of the projects that we currently have going on.

A New Home for Girls, Uganda
We are working with Ruth Bahika, whose family runs Grace Villa in Uganda. Grace Villa is a home for girls where under priviledged children are given a loving and safe environment to recover from their past experiences, get an education and grow up to be responsible citizens. Learn more about the organization at

Project MEMA
We are working with Amy Wendel to design a playground in Moshi, Tanzania. More about project MEMA at

Brookline Skate Park
We are assisting Friends of Brookline Skaters and the Town of Brookline in doing some preliminary site assessment for some skater and town selected sites for a skatepark.

AfHB will have a booth at ABX in November. Our booth will be a 16′ diameter bamboo dome in which we will conduct presentations on alternate construction techniques.  We will also display boards of some of our past projects and want to mock up some alternate building techniques like earthship tyres, earth-bag construction etc.

Nepal Orphanage
“Project Refuge” is a home for children who have been abandoned or bought out of slavery in Nepal. We are working with a philanthropist in New Hampshire and a family in Nepal to design and build a home for these rescued children.

We are always looking for interested people to get involved in these projects. To learn more, email Mike McHugh at or attend our meetings at the BSA space (290 Congress St, Boston) on the second Thursday of every month at 6.30 PM .