The new Art in Tanzania Eco Compound is located in Madale, northwest from the center of Dar es Salaam, west of Wazo Hill. The drive from the airport takes approximately 1 hour.
The compound is a pilot project for ecological building and living. The aim is to share knowledge and experiences with the local communities.
Materials as mud, bamboo, stones and recycled plastic bottles have been used in the building of the compound. All toilets are dry toilets and the water used for “showers” is recycled for the garden. There are not actual showers on the compound, washing is done from washbasins with portable water. Solar power panels are used for room light and for chargers, the compound also has electricity mainly for the computers in the office.
Currently there is no organised waste disposal in the area. Organic waste is being composted, plastic bottles are recycled and combustible waste burnt.
The Eco Compund is a work in progress. All ideas and practical solutions from interns and volunteers are much appreciated. You are welcome to participate and share your knowledge.