Archives for Rach Goldlust

Earthship permits in Australia

And Earthship Australia is live on the youtube!

First up – Martin Freney talkin plans, permits and how to go about getting your Earthship project off the ground!

More talks to come so bookmark that channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya35qhevdxo

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Earthship Workshops for Northern Australia (Cooktown and Darwin) this June-July

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

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Earthship Australia Mini-Ship Project Video, December 2013

Thanks to George Bray for his video work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzGTGoye_kw

Earthship Australia ‘mini-ship’ workshop a success in Moe, Victoria

Greetings,

Well after a long wait Earthship Australia successfully hosted its first week-long project building a 10sqm ‘under-permit’ mini-ship vaulted dome with the support of a local eco-village project and 30 volunteer participants. Read More

Earthship Australia ‘mini-ship’ workshop coming up on December 7th – 13th 2013

Hello everyone! We are very excited to announce another workshop

opportunity coming up in Victoria this summer.

This workshop will teach you practical skills and the earthship principles:

building with natural and recycled materials, thermal/solar heating and

cooling, water harvesting, sewage treatment, food production. Detailed talks

and hands on education for the start to finish process will be facilitated by

Earthship Biotecture graduates. Read More

Earthship Australia AGM – August 14th, 2013 Melbourne

Coming up is our first AGM after completing our successful transition from community organisation to independent Incorporated Association.

Please come along if you would like to become a member and take part in the discussion surrounding the future of Earthship Australia as a community organisation driven to Read More

Earthship Queensland Update – July 2013

Greetings Earthship supporters,
Well we have just returned from a successful 2 week workshop to get more done on final finishing of the 2 U survival pod in on the discovery coast in Queensland, Australia.

The project was run as a volunteer participation workshop, similar to the projects run in many countries overseas by Earthship Biotecture, which involved a workshop program which provided aseries of talks, films and discussions surrounding living self-sufficiently and engaging with the broader themes of Earthship Biotecture including a smaller-scale living mindset, community development and inclusion and thinking smarter in terms of resource consumption and use of materials.  Earthship living is not simply a dwelling but involves a series of processes which include shared learning experiences and spreading knowledge for others to learn and teach the methodology and the philosophy behind Biotecture to foster the establishment of more Earthships across the country.   Bob and Shelley were clear that they desired to create a home and an experience based on a loving intention and opened their lives and property to all to share in their way of life. Read More

Earthships come to Darwin – July 24th & 25th

After a long wait, Earthships are coming to Darwin in the form of two evening presentations coming this week at CDU.  Wednesday night will see a general presentation of Biotecture’s aims, principles and applications, looking at recent projects participated by Earthship Australia representative Rachel Goldlust.  Thursday night will see the Darwin premier of ‘Australia’s First Earthship’ a documentary by Jennifer Brownson looking at the community surrounding the first Earthship project completed in Australia in 2013.  Come along of you’ve been interested in Earthships and want to find ways of getting involved or justEARTHSHIP POSTER Darwinget inspired for a new way of living!

Australia’s First Earthship – Tasmanian Documentary Premiere!

Greetings Tasmanian Earthship and sustainable building supporters!

After much waiting there’s finally an Earthship event coming up for Tassie

Come along if you’ve heard about Earthships and want to find out more or would like to sign up and join the movement starting across Australia to bring this radical sustainble architecture and living model to us here!

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Taos 2012

Greetings from Taos!

Well I’ve been lucky enough to be able to revisit Taos this year to get some more hands-on experience, see some old friends, visit with the Academy and try and organise for some workshops in Australia for 2013.  I thought Id just give a quick summary of what happened and what I observed this time round.

Well Taos is in full swing in September.  There’s builds going on in Estancia and Pataka in New Mexico and finishing the towers and EVE project, with the crew dispersed between them.  The Fall Academy are split between working hard on the EVE project and a G2 built in the Greater World community where they are currently installing the solar hot water, solar and water systems.  The new classrom in the EVE project seems to make for a more formal learning environment than previous venues and the work is at a pretty high level with the second level of can and bottle work on the front face of the EVE proving to be very challenging (especially as the winds picked up).  The Crew have had a busy year with international builds in Czech and coming up in Guatemala and Argentina finishing off a number of different project in 2012.  The vaulted dome model which we experimented with in Guatemala seems to be Mike R’s new favourite with a build for a doctor being finished in Vermont recently over the summer which demonstrated its ability to be adapted to a colder climate and with nice finishings.

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