Esterilla is essentially flattened bamboo and can be used as flooring, wall paneling, and anything else where you need a strong flat material. In Ecuador we saw it used as walls in many local homes.
We happened to come across a few guys actually making the Esterilla and stopped to check it out. Click play below for a demonstration.
love reading your blogs, always something new and cool!
I love the videos. Good editing and nice music.
Hello Holly and Kim,
Your site is so informative! I am actually a student at New School of Architecture in San Diego and working on a project that involves bamboo, in particular esterilla. Yet I can’t seem to find any stateside, all the bamboo products have those toxic glues and compounds. This is a bit of a long shot but do you know any body that might ship to the states? Thank you for your time and keep living the dream!
no one is making esterilla commercially down here either but it’s not that hard to make if you can get your hands on some bamboo!