Monthly Archives: June 2012

Free Tennessee Workshop by Earthship Academy Student

Friday at 9:00am until Tuesday at 12:00pm in CDT
Gallatin, TN
 
Learn to build one of the most affordable and sustainable types of housing on earth; a two U version of the Simple Survival Model Earthship. Includes techniques in tire wall construction, solar electricity, passive solar heating and cooling, rainwater collection, greywater botanical cells, can […]

By |June 28th, 2012|

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This is Action

Lets move the Movement.
 
Vote for this video at the Topanga Film Festival.
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By |June 28th, 2012|

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Ecological Impact of Earthships

Life Cycle Assessment of Earthship Architecture

PhD research by Martin Freney, PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide
School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design

Aim

The aim of my research is to quantify the ecological impacts of Earthships in comparison to other housing types. Of particular interest is the wall construction methods as this is major component of the house and there are many theories (and myths) about which wall construction methods perform best in terms of energy efficiency and embodied energy. Furthermore there, is very little information available regarding the thermal properties of the Earthship’s rammed earth tyre wall.

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By |June 27th, 2012|

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Earthship presentation Tour summary May/June 2012

Hey Earthship Australia supporters.

 

After a fairly gruelling month or two of presenting I just wanted to post up a few things I’ve learnt since I began talking up Eartships in Australia.  As a recent graduate I have never claimed to be an ‘expert’ on these things or totally knowledgeable of the processes of running an entire build from start to finish but I am looking to start the process here in Australia for those unable to travel across to experience the wonders in Taos.  (Though I do really urge those who Ive met in the last few weeks who have thought about doing the academy, to get over there is really a life changing experience and Id hope you can get there someway soemhow, like all aussies Ive noticed, we are resourceful when it comes to travelling).

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By |June 25th, 2012|

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Bomber, bro!

Well… week 3 is in the books.  It was a very productive week for the Academy.  On top of the construction work we accomplished this week, we also had our first set of labs.  In the labs, we got to build the WOM (water organizing module) and POM (power organizing module) from scratch with […]

By |June 23rd, 2012|

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Bomber, bro!

Well… week 3 is in the books.  It was a very productive week for the Academy.  On top of the construction work we accomplished this week, we also had our first set of labs.  In the labs, we got to build the WOM (water organizing module) and POM (power organizing module) from scratch with the help of Earthship crew specialists guiding us along the way.  

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By |June 23rd, 2012|

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Academy week 3 Valves

My first blog post is starting a little late.  I’ll do my best to catch you guys up to date.  It’s week 3 and we’ve already progressed a ton in terms of classroom education, our build in the Greater World Community (they call it GDub), and the friendships within the Academy and crew.  Heeeerewego! […]

By |June 20th, 2012|

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Academy week 3 Valves

My first blog post is starting a little late.  I’ll do my best to catch you guys up to date.  It’s week 3 and we’ve already progressed a ton in terms of classroom education, our build in the Greater World Community (they call it GDub), and the friendships within the Academy and crew.  Heeeerewego!  
I gotta say it was a tough day (Ice Cube style). We had class in the morning and construction work in the afternoon.  It got a lil’ toasty out on the mesa.

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By |June 19th, 2012|

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Eco Gite Retreat – What a Grand Design!

By Liam Browne
Imagine no household bills forever. Well that’s the reality couple Daren and Adrianne created with their eco house in the picturesque countryside of Brittany, France. For the price of a terrace in Stockport they designed and hand built Groundhouse, with the help of friends, volunteers and local craftsmen it was completed in 2006. For those of you who watch Grand Designs, it was the house made of tyres and in the words of Kevin McCloud, Groundhouse is ‘ecologically sensitive and treads lightly on the planet’. Daren’s reasons for wanting to build the house are cited as being the fact that ‘people have lost touch with providing shelter for themselves. Property has become a commodity for someone else’s profit with little concern for working with nature to reduce impact and living costs’. He also says that in the UK the concentration of land is owned by the few which drives prices up, citing this as the main reason for building in France.

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By |June 19th, 2012|

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Living Your House

Ever since I watched the first Pippi Longstocking movie I knew that I loved a house that is not normal.
She lives in a villa that in English is called ‘Villa Villekulla’, not just an awesome house on the outside, but just as fresh and authentic on the inside.
The furniture is unique, all with wonderfull playfull but natural -lovingly made – details, all made for actual using.And the way that Pippi makes use of the house was great too; sliding down bannisters, climbing the roof, horse on the porch, monkey as companion.

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By |June 17th, 2012|

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