One deed for the planet:
Our traditional houses are built on stilt, in natural materials, on the foothills of Kep. They remain cool in all seasons and do not need to be air-conditioned.
There are several arguments in favour of the use of wood :
1) Wood is fifteen times more insulating than concrete.
2) Contrary to preconceived ideas, wood offers a good resistance to fire.
In the event of a fire, a steel structure will bend, a brick structure will fail but a structure made of wood will stand upî. These natural attributes, coupled with the gradual release of toxic gases during a fire, make wood a safe material (National Committee for the Development of Wood). Insurance companies apply no additional premium to cover a wooden building in the event of fire.
3) In addition to the reasonable price, wood offers other advantages, it naturally controls air moisture inside the home, which creates a healthier habitat and benefits those who suffer from allergies and asthma.
Today, many buildings, schools and architect houses are made of wood. Even Serge Dassault has one.
For a certain number of people, especially those living in hot cities, having no air-conditioning means :
1) lack of comfort.
2) warm home.
3) low standard of living.
In fact, air-conditioning only neutralizes thermal concentration created by brick buildings.
Come to discover the Le Bout Du Monde's garden and the cambodian flora.
Volunteers are welcome to our village school: French courses / English, foundation for a manual job.