Earthship Biotecture will be featured on the upcoming North Central New Mexico episode of “New Mexico True Television” this Sunday at 8:30am on KOB-TV Channel 4.
Earthship Academy student and professional videographer John Senften has just produced a 25 minute video about the Academy session he attended in Taos, New Mexico in the Spring of 2014.
We’d like to thank John and all the wonderful students who appear in the video! It’s a fantastic overview of the program.
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
spring Academy update from the job site – building a one bedroom global model in the Greater World Community
first courses of tires, Q&A with Phil, cooling tubes, thermal wrap
earthship spring academy week 2 – systems classes, tire pounding cont., thermal wrap, cisterns/plumbing, subfloors, prepping for concrete footing, moving dirt.
all hands on deck for vigas going on the building this week
The Spring Academy has finished up and we are grateful for the experience. A new 1-br global model has been begun in the Greater World community. Thank you again student of the Spring academy!
Global Model @ HQ being built by the Spring Academy cont.
The Academy session is already in its final few weeks and the one bedroom global model is looking more like a house every day. The interior framing is almost completed with proper footings in place for door frames. Electrical boxes are being installed, grey water bed has been filled and packing out of the tire wall continues. This past week, the vigas were delivered and took all students to get them up the berm and in place. Here are a few pictures of this process and the progress of the building.