Intended to showcase natural building design, the earth-friendly center in Dennilton, South Africa will serve as a beacon of hope in a community that has been devastated by AIDS. The center will be a place where resources can be concentrated, where aid can be efficiently distributed, where environmental education will be emphasized, and where the youth can reach their individual and collective potential.
Groundbreaking for center construction was in July 2005 and the completion of Phase One was marked in 2007. Phase Two ended in August 2009 as the main construction project came to a close and full project implementation was handed over to the YWAV staff:
1. Administration offices
2. Performance space
3. Outdoor kitchen & sitting area
4. Compost toilets
5. Strawbale multipurpose building (offices/crafts)
6. Soccer Field
7. Permaculture gardens & fruit tree orchards
8. Security guard’s house
9. Main entrance gate and gate house
10. Solar-electric security fencing, earthbag wall & gates
11. Income generating tuck shop and mini-library
12. Four-bedroom children’s home
13. Construction workshop, toolshed and brickyard
14. Garden shadehouse and gardening storage shed
15. Home for the YWAV Directors and their family
Read about our full team of natural builders, architects and project consultants.
WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Sustainable development is the practice of building
and developing through utilizing available resources so
that they are either continually renewed or preserved
for use by future generations.
Read more about how AIDS
is connected to Sustainable Development.