There have been several hits on a Global Model Earthship being built for a Taos family who was displaced after losing their home in Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Last year, we had 35 students and several crew members begin the tire pounding and within a week’s time were able to complete the 9 courses of the main structural tire wall. The Bilal family has been in Taos since that time and have been the focus of our local humanitarian effort.
Since last spring, Earthship Biotecture has donated time and labor working with our interns, Academy students and various high school groups towards enclosing and eventually finishing the Bilal family’s Earthship. Several groups have worked with us over the year to pack out the back tire wall creating more support and preparing for the roof to go on. Read More
Here’s one of the most magnificent Earthship bottle walls to date. Expert Earthship bottle wall artist Heather Konz developed the free form pattern to be able to make the wall go up quickly without waiting for more bottle bricks of specific colors to be made.
A time lapse film clip capturing a two week workshop of an Earthship build in Northern Rivers, Australia. 2013.
Thanks to all those involved.
Workshop run by Terraeden Biotecture.
Music: Led Zeppelin “Achilles Last Stand”
Edited by: Lucy Scott
Earthship Biotecture will be host a benefit seminar Sunday (Aug. 18) for those interested in learning more about building while aiding a good cause.
The Earthship workshop is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Taos Mesa Brewery.
The event will comprise of an all-day seminar with Mike Reynolds, Phil Basehart and the Earthship staff and crew. This will be followed by live music at 7 p.m. and other activities such as a raffle and family events. Read More
Photo: Genevieve Croker – Long Way Home – Comalapa, Guatemala
Earthship Biotecture worked with Long Way Home in November of 2011 to build Maria and her family a home.
The formula to create a sustainable building for a family is still evolving like the home itself. The 3-U Survival Pod Earthship can currently be built in any under developed (or developed) country. It takes about $60,000 to build. It is about $25,000 in materials, $20,000 in modest crew labor and $15,000 for transportation costs etc.
Put together $60,000, we can build a 3-U S-Pod. We have people (students) who are looking to work for us in exchange for learning. The money that is raised with the tuitions is put directly back into the house and labor costs which allows us to be able to build these homes. These are ground-up, start-to-finish builds that allow people to volunteer and see what goes into the building process.