Long Way Home, Inc.

Long Way Home is a non-profit organization which uses sustainable design and materials to construct self-sufficient schools that promote education, employment and environmental stewardship.

The first roof is added to the first three rooms

The first roof is added to the first three rooms
The first roof was added to the first three rooms in October 2009. The roof is made from poured concrete over a wire mesh form. The walls will be finished with a mixture of earth and sand that will resemble adobe. (view small | med | large | orig)

The first three rooms of the TC School with roof

The first three rooms of the TC School with roof
The first roof was added to the Tecnico Chixot School in October 2009. These rooms will become the electrical and wood working shops of the school upon completion. (view small | med | large | orig)

A retaining wall is the first order of business.

A retaining wall is the first order of business.
The LWH crew and volunteers first excavated the land beginning in January 2009 and then began construction of the retaining wall to stabilize the land. (view small | med | large | orig)

A member of the crew packs the tires with earth.

A member of the crew packs the tires with earth.
A crew member is working into the twilight packing the upper layer of tires from above. The school means not only future educational opportunities but also real jobs for today. (view small | med | large | orig)

A view of the foundation of the school

A view of the foundation of the school
A view from above of the completed foundational layer of the Tecnico Chixot School. (view small | med | large | orig)
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