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Earthship to Launch First Phase of ‘Windship’ Design

Calling for Volunteers!

Earthship Biotecture will be joined by a team of 40 students in an effort to begin the rebuilding in the Philippines after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). This will be the first of several phases of rebuilding in the affected areas.

Here we will be launching the new design that was developed for this climate and for disaster prone regions. This design, called the “Windship” has been derived from with similar technologies to the Simple Survival Pod.

Earthship Biotecture will be working with the local community while teaching locals and volunteers Earthship principles and design. The project is in collaboration with the Earth Village Project, a collaboration between the ecovillage and permaculture communities in Asia and Australia. The Earth Village Project aims to provides integrative and sustainable community solutions in food security, natural built systems, energy and livelihood, community process, education and ecovillage design. The Windship Project will be one of the biggest ecovillage solutions to be presented to the Philippines in sustainable wind-proof housing.

The site for the Windship prototype is in Batug Village, an indigenous community where a future ecological training camp in permaculture, sustainable architecture, waste management and ecovillage design processes will be facilitated for the 50,000 people in the municipality. As the first site of the Windship prototype, this Earthship will give accommodations, office space, a permanent seed bank, bunker, water catchment, indoor gardens, solar power charging capacity for the many volunteers working to rebuild the area.

The project dates are from February 23rd to March 4th, 2014. We are looking for 40 student soldiers to join us. Currently, there are only 10 open spaces left. The fee for this project is $1,000 which goes toward the materials needed and the project itself. If you are interested in participating or looking for more information please visit www.earthship.com/philippines/ or email jeane@earthship.com.

Thank you!

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