The Philippines has one of Asia’s fastest-growing populations and it desperately needs more houses –12 million by 2030, according to estimates.
But it also has an abundance of quick-growing bamboo which can be processed into durable building materials.
Enter Earl Forlales, a young engineer and entrepreneur from Quezon City. He’s come up with a way to turn bamboo into compact but functional pre-fabricated homes that can be assembled in just four hours.
Does he have the answer to the Philippines’ housing shortage – and could his idea go global?
Video by Che Ingles.