We have raised our roof structure over our bamboo house and seen how it will perform as the house begins it's completion. We are happy with the performance, and find it to be rather user friendly with only 4 to 5 persons required for it's assembly. It is rather light, since it is bamboo, another advantage of the "wonder grass."
The assembly time for such a roof structure is rather short and simple to erect. All the pieces are attached with nuts and bolts,
well as bamboo plywood. As of of now, we are not using any pieces
of wood for structure, only for windows and doors. This is a plus because if this house had been made of wood, the combined years that are required to have the material ready would be 20+ years, and if this had been of brick mortar and cement, the time it take to create the materials would be vastly more. Our main mission in this housing project is affordability, and user friendly construction. We have found
through our rural surveys that nothing is more important than
affordability, and the ability for the user to assemble it themselves.
On top of that list is durability, which we will see when the monsoon