Bamboo House India, a social enterprise, was established in the year 2006 by first generation entrepreneurs, Prashant Lingam and Aruna Kappagantula. The need for an eco friendly furniture for home led to the birth of the enterprise.
India is the second largest producer of Bamboo in the world and our rural and tribal artisans are gifted with extraordinary skill sets, but due to lack of market exposure, they are surviving on a paltry income of 50-100 rupees per day mainly by making baskets. In fact, a majority of them are migrating to nearby towns. This very gap and opportunity scenario ignited a spark in the couple to support the bamboo artisans with livelihood opportunities and utilize bamboo as eco-friendly building material and promote the concept of bamboo housing in the urban markets.
In addition to creating bamboo houses, the social enterprise also works in recycling plastic waste, Tyre waste, banana fiber, Agri waste, textile waste, cane, water hyacinth, and other green and circular economy projects to provide enhanced income earning and livelihood opportunities to rural, tribal and waste picking communities.