Adopress 5000

Francesco Piazzesi, Echale a tu Casa

A compressed earth block machine maker.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Adopress 5000 is a patented compressed earth block machine produced by EcoBlock International. The Adopress is designed to use local materials available in Mexican communities to manufacture the ‘Adoblocks’ and build stabilized adobe housing. The machines are provided to communities via programs from the social franchise programme – Echale a tu Casa – with a payment method aimed to help low income families pay for the product over time.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Echale a tu Casa, a social franchise program developed by EcoBlock International

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Unknown. Echale offers payment to families willing to use their own manual labor to lower the price of implementation.

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SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 1: No poverty

Goal 11: Sustainable communities and cities

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Families who do not have access to housing, medical, or any government assistance and earn between 1 to 4 times the minimum wage salary (150 USD to 597 USD) per month.

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