Our mission: Make safe buildings simpler, more affordable, healthier


Learn. Test. Research. Write. Draw. Photograph. Teach.

Encourage builders. Mentor engineering students. Challenge planners.

Patti started helping with earthbag aid buildings after the 2010 Haitian earthquakes. Since July of 2012 Build Simple Inc. has continued to help in Haiti as well as other regions. Since 2015 work has intensified to help Nepal rebuild safer.

Awards to date include the $300 House Contest and an Energy Globe Award for Haiti.

We’ve been asked to help in Burma, Canada, China, Congo, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, Thailand, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe… and more!

Who are we?

All sorts of volunteer builders, trainers, engineers, designers. Add your name to our list of heroes!

The board and staff are ecumenical Christians who serve the needy of all faiths freely for the sake of the one known as Jesus (Isa/ Yeshua). Read about our Beliefs (60 kb pdf). None of us are paid.

Build Simple Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Donations pay website costs as well as equipment and materials for tests (and are very welcome!).

Build Simple Inc., 2909 Rio Vista Court SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105  simple_earth@yahoo.com

Staff and Board of Directors

BSI 2016-Status-Report                                BSI 2016-Financial