Long Way Home, Inc.

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

In January through April 2 retaining wall is built

In January through April 2 retaining wall is built
A retaining wall is the first order of business to support the foundations of the future buildings. The walls provide valuable training for the crew and volunteers learning this new type of construction. (view small | med | large | orig)

The crew places littter-filled bottles into walls.

The crew places littter-filled bottles into walls.
The community brings bottles filled with litter collected from the streets to be used in the construction of non-supporting walls. The use of these materials cleans the environment, builds something useful and also changes the consciousness of the community. (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.
Long Way Home is training a new generation of green builders through the school construction project. The project means jobs for 8 indigenous community members now working with LWH. (view small | med | large | orig)

Children that benefit from the education opportunities provided!

Children that benefit from the education opportunities provided!
Photo from Progress Report 'Postcard from Build a school from recycled materials for 50 Maya' (view small | med | large | orig)

The walls are going up!

The walls are going up!
Photo from Progress Report 'Progress update on Tecnico Maya School' (view small | med | large | orig)
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