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Earthship workshops in Seattle – Update

It’s been 3 weeks now. The progress has been slower than anticipated, as we’re still working on the tire wall, but we’ve had great work parties and made new friends. We have also been sourcing other materials as we’ve used more than we anticipated and needed to adapt as the project progressed.

We’re still focusing heavily on building with recycled & natural materials, finding creative ways to use garbage, and relying on the community to make the whole thing happen.

So far, the cost of the project is $0.

For more info about the project, if you had not heard of it before, check out our original event description: http://earthship.com/blogs/2014/08/earthship-workshops-seattle/

 

Updated Timeline

The 3 Phases are still there, namely Phase 1 – Tire wall; Phase 2 – Roof; Phase 3 – Front face.

We still have a few days worth of work on Phase 1, and then we will be working on Phase 2 and 3 at the same time.

There has been some activity every single day since September 1st, and we need to plan for a day off here and there.

So, if you want to volunteer, please email Florian and Roxanne at least 24 hours in advance. If you don’t have their email address yet, then please check the Registration section below.

 

Registration

To sign up, send an email to contact@earthshipseattle.org with “trash studio” and your full name in the subject line. For instance: “trash studio / Florian Becquereau” as the subject.

Provide the following information:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • City of residence
  • Which day(s) you want to come volunteer. Please consider volunteering on week days if you can.
  • What you can contribute from our wishlist for tools and materials (click here). (not mandatory but greatly appreciated)
  • What team you’d like to be in: building (that’s what most people will be doing), documenting (photos, videos, blog articles, short documentaries….), cooking (Roxanne might welcome some help; you can either contribute food or help cooking). Even if you can’t attend the events, helping us with tools or materials is a great way to be part of this project.
  • Some more info about you, including a few words about your past experiences with building/volunteering/sustainability, etc. (no experience necessary).

Please make sure to communicate with us about which tools or materials you can contribute before bringing them to the site. There is very little space, so we can only store what we can use, and we might not be able to store items for Phase 2 until Phase 1 is completed. If you want to lend tools and get them back later, we’ll try our best to accommodate, but since there will be a lot of volunteers rotating on the build, we cannot promise that your tool won’t be broken or lost.

 

What to bring

Please look at our material and tool wishlist and let us know (i.e. by email) if you can help with any of that. Monetary donations can also be made. Since we haven’t incurred any monetary cost yet, and we’re trying to keep it this way, you could simply make a monetary pledge (i.e. make a donation only if/when we have to buy something).

If you’re going to volunteer in the construction:

Wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind ruining.

Bring a water bottle.

Bring a pair of working gloves.

 

No drugs or alcohol on site!

 

Access to the site

The site is in walking distance from the Columbia City Light Rail station. There is no parking at the site. So, you’re on your own for parking. Please consider using public transportation. As this is a private residence, the address will be sent only to volunteers who are properly registered.

 

Contact us

The best way to reach us is to send an email to contact@earthshipseattle.org. Roxanne (Project Owner) or Florian (Project Manager) will get back to you. You can also contact us via Earthship Seattle’s Facebook page or Meetup group, or via this specific project’s Facebook page.

Earthship workshops in Seattle

This is Florian from Earthship Seattle. I’m very excited to announce the first actual build to happen in Seattle!

We are inviting the community for a series of workshops where you will get to practice Earthship construction, led by a group of Earthship Academy students.

The land owner, Roxanne, is very much aligned with Earthship Seattle’s vision of raising awareness about Earthships and tackling the obstacles that stand between people in Washington state and their Earthship dream. She also intends to use it as a teaching tool for local students, so they can explore innovative ways to think about recycling and housing.

This project has just emerged on the horizon and it is really exciting to see all the interest, questions and comments that we have received on Facebook during the first 24 hours.

Now’s the time to answer all your questions around this exciting project.

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Earthship Seattle – August 2013 update

Our people here at Earthship Seattle are busy bees. We’re working on promoting and coordinating the upcoming Earthship Seminar in Seattle with Mike Reynolds on September 20, 21, 22. We’re also distributing flyers, contacting local media to inspire them to do stories on Earthships, designing posters and t-shirts, running movie screenings and meetings, and we are about to build a WOM (Water Organization Module), as well as gathering information on building permits, etc. Read More

Turn Old Into New and Improved at the Seattle Mini Maker Faire!

Posted on June 5, 2013 by

Ever think about productive ways we can use (or save!) the earth’s resources? Wood, water, soil, or even what you may consider to be “junk?” Believe it or not, this “junk” can be used to make some pretty sustainable (and fun!) items, such as alternative housing or even model transportation! If you ever need new ideas about what to do with your old stuff, the Seattle Mini Maker Faire will provide you with endless inventive ideas!

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Earthship Seattle in Three Steps

“Earthship Seattle” was born in early Fall 2012 and quickly became a tight group of dedicated volunteers who see Earthships as one of the best solutions for the future to help people be resilient and free without harming the planet.
Plus, the bottle walls are pretty!

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