In Kyrgyzstan building a home is almost unaffordable and house heating costs amount up to 50% of an average family?s earnings. To reduce building costs, we found the traditional cane reed house building technology common in the 19th century, but forgotten in the 20th. Using this technology, families save circa 40% on construction costs. To reduce energy consumption, we use an innovative under floor heating system, which combined with the cane reed construction, saves 75% on energy costs, is clean, simple to use, easy to install and reduces pollution. This combination encourages the revival of a traditional cost- effective construction and the utilization of locally available resources. Kyrgyzstan is one of the poorest countries of the former Soviet Union. The country provides poor protection from harsh winters, yet families continue living under these inhumane conditions because they cannot afford something decent. Habitat for Humanity Kyrgyzstan is the only organization in the country, providing simple decent and affordable houses to the poor at no-interest, no-profit mortgage. During its seven years of existence Habitat Kyrgyzstan proved its acceptance by dedicating over 166 homes. Our immediate beneficiaries are low-income families in need of affordable housing.