For those who questions whether you can adapt the earthship principles for the tropics we will be hosting a workshop in Cooktown, Queensland from the 19th July – 1st August to try out a no cement adaptation of the mini-ship design

19 July – 1 August 2014

The Venue:

Set on 60 acres of bushland near the quaint rainforest village of Rossvile in Far North Queensland, Ghost Gum Farm started as an unimproved bush bock only 18 months ago.  Our young family moved here to live a lifestyle in keeping with our principles.  We are creating Ghost Gum Farm as a teaching and learning centre for Permaculture, Alternative Building and Alternative Technologies.  Listen to the dingoes howl in the evening and the wild bulls call.  This is a true outback experience.

Proudly Presented by:

Ghost Gum Farm
Earthship Australia
Sustainability Alliance FNQ

$1000 for 2 weeks including all meals and camping

Be a part of a hands-on community building workshop creating Australia’s first tropical Mini-Earth Ship (10 square metres) at Rossville in Far North Queensland.
This workshop will teach you practical skills in natural building from start to finish, including tyre pounding, bottle and can walls and natural plastering. Follow up building support from your Earth Ship Community is available!

The course fee of $1000 includes handouts, all meals and camping.  There are no other expenses.  Course fee includes membership to Earthsip Australia.  Childcare during the course is free.  Packages through Sustainaility Alliance FNQ, social benefit discounts, LETS community currency part payments, work in exchange, and pension card holder rates are possible.  Limited places available. Early bird discount until March 1 – $900.  Earthsip Australia members – $900.  Places are limited so contact us and register now!


You will be required to bring a tent, bedding, personal items, toiletries, any specific dietary requirements, and pen/paper.  Mobile phone/broadband reception is available after a 10 minute walk.  Hot showers and composting toilets are available.  Swim in the lake to cool off after a hard days work.  Ghost Gum Farm is 1 1/2 hours from the closest shops so please ensure you have everything you need for your stay.

For more information


Scott White

Ghost Gum Farm Manager

07 4015 2339

Sjoerd Aardema

Creative Director Sustainability Alliance FNQ

0488 552 671

Architecture mirrors eternal harmony….music echoes it.
Otto Van Simpon


For those in and around Darwin

there’s a unique bottle wall building and

learning workshop weekend organised

for the 13-15th of June with camping

onsite in Noonamah


leonie norrington
PO Box 160
NT 0837

and check out the flyer here!!

bottle wall flyer