We have our first house being set up by the villagers in our project area in Nepal. This is a 9 magnitude earthquake resistant steel frame that came all the way from Chegdu (China), designed by a world famous architect from Taiwan. The walls and the roof can be built using materials available locally and for very cheap by villagers who are exchanging their labour for one another as capital.
An interesting fact: Each temporary shelter after the March 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami costed over 60000 dollars. This permanent house will be costing mere 3000 dollars. While the local families are paying one-third of the cost of building, Future Village (Nepal) :: 未來之村 (尼泊爾) is arranging funds to provide subsidies to cover the remaining cost (so always looking for support!).