Red Feather builds homes and communities

Ryberg, Erica
February 2007
High Country News;2/5/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p5
The article discusses the contribution of the Red Feather Development Group in Montana which helps in building a straw-bale houses in different states in the U.S. Being a volunteer of the organization, Zan Wannemuehler had her lungs bled due to the concrete dust that had worsened his case of bronchitis. Despite of this, she is willing to help believing that she has the capacity to do it. Since 1994, the organization had already built 54 projects on seven reservations throughout the West which aimed at reducing the housing problems in the Indian country. Although the project is not free where the homeowner is responsible for the mortgage but with the help of the volunteers, it brings down the cost significantly.


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