Not In Your Guidebook: Earthship Lands Besides Lubaantun Maya Site in Southern Belize
Last weekend, on the very last day of the weekend long Belize Chocolate Festival, we took a shuttle bus down the mile long path to the Lubaantun Maya Site in the Toledo District of Belize. Huge trees and greenery was pretty much all we were seeing until just before the ruins - this sign.
Ummm. Earthship Belize. And the view of an odd adobe-like structure behind some brush. What the heck is that? There is a sign…it must be open to the public. Maybe. Surely there could not be attack dogs. There is a sign!
We kept going (we were on a shuttle bus) but I made note to check this out on our exit…
Building Belize’s First Earthship Alongside the Mayan Ruins
Belize’s first Earthship lies within sight of the Maya ruins of Lubaantun in the south of the country, creating a wonderful juxtaposition between ruined civilization and new ecological design
The Earthship and MMRF
This post is about two projects in Belize we visited. Both are farms in the jungle, designed to be ecological, their systems can support the symbiosis of species, generate less and recycle more waste.
Report from the Belize Earthship Retrofit Project
(Pictures courtesy of Nick Corniea)
Here’s the latest update from the Rumble in the Jungle. You’ll see our workforce, 7 Mayan Machines 18-61 yo. (Raul, Dick, Sessario, Benito, Darius, Rudolfo, Barfilio), a earthship apprentice (Nick; MN), 2 WWOOFers (Kayla & Alex; NY www.wwoof.com) and the clients (Alisa & Richard). Working steady, and live for the 10:30 a.m. fresh coconut break. Great interest, brewing from international ex-pats.