There’s nothing better than design with a cause, and that’s exactly what the Soe Ker Tie Houses on the Thai Burmese border are. The project was developed with sustainability mind, and was created to house Karen refugee orphans.
The purpose of the project was to allow 24 orphans within the village of Noh Bo a more normal life, with a home to call their own. These modest homes were constructed utilizing locally sourced bamboo, the roof was built with a design that promotes natural ventilation, and also allows surplus water to be collected when it rains. This project is sustainable right down to the tire constructed foundations, and to ensure there would be no problems with moisture or decay, all of the huts are elevated above ground level.