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“. . . the Earthship is the epitome of sustainable design and construction. No part of sustainable living has been ignored in this ingenious building.”

Te Puke’s earthship build

Te Puke’s Fruit of the Pacific charitable trust is spearheading a two-week project to teach Ni Vanuatu RSE workers how to build an ‘earthship’ when they return home – to use as houses or safety shelters.

Earthships are a self-contained, impact-minimising land-based ‘ship’ – constructed from what others throw away and designed to work in harmony with the environment, say their designers Earthship Biotecture.

Fruit of the Pacific’s Kylie DellaBarca Steel witnessed Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu on March 15-16.


By |June 16th, 2015|

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Summer workshop coming up in Adelaide @ Earthship Ironbank

Earthship workshops – January 2015 in South Australia
workshops Monday 5 January – Saturday 24 January 2015
This may be the final Earthship Ironbank Workshop! The focus will be; rendering with lime and earth plasters, floor construction (earth and polished concrete), and there are a few more tyres to pound on the tyre tank.
There will be three workshops starting on Mondays and finishing on Saturdays (no work on Sundays). You can come for as many as you like.

Workshop 1 – Mon 5 Jan – Sat 10 Jan
Workshop 2 – Mon 12 Jan – Sat 17 Jan
Workshop 3 – Mon 19 Jan – Sat 22 Jan


By |November 13th, 2014|

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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

By |September 19th, 2014|

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Australia Workshop

Earthship Australia invites you to a hands-on and informative weekend of workshops and seminars on sustainable design principles.

By the end of the weekend you will be equipped with practical experience, and a broad understanding of the challenges and processes for building and renovating alternative natural building designs in South-East Australia.

Hear from natural building experts, architects, planners, engineers, building designers and tradespeople. Then learn how to build a reciprocal roof and tyre retaining wall sculpture. By the end of the weekend, you’ll be moving bush and going off grid! Maybe not quite – but almost. […]

By |August 20th, 2014|

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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


By |May 12th, 2014|

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Earthship Ironbank Gallery 01

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By |February 26th, 2014|

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Earthship Ironbank Update 27 Feb 2014

Earthship Ironbank: 35 magic people. 5 wonderful weeks. 40+ degrees. 1 bushfire… almost one finished earthship. We’ll knock it off at Easter time. Thank you amazing earthship friends!

By |February 26th, 2014|

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Earthship Australia Mini-Ship Project Video, December 2013

Thanks to George Bray for his video work

By |January 5th, 2014|

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


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. […]

By |December 19th, 2013|

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Summer Workshop. Adelaide, Australia / 6 January – 8 February 2014

Do you want to learn how to build an Earthship? Do you want to get inspired and motivated by some of Australia’s most experienced Earthship builders and designers? If so read on…

Earthship Ironbank is not just any Earthship… it is the first in Australia to be “sanctioned” by Earthship Biotecture (Taos, USA) and the first to be fully approved by local government! It will also be the first Bed and Breakfast Earthship in Australia, open to all who wish to experience the wonders of Earthship living.

However, it will not be the first Earthship workshop run by Martin (Marty) Freney. Since Earthship Ironbank started, way back in July 2009 when Michael Reynolds came to town, Marty has run about 20 short (half day) workshops to continue building the tyre wall, started by Mike and 25 locals – who pounded 60 tyres in a just a few hours! Since then the tyre wall has grown slowly but surely with many afternoons of tyre pounding here in the forested, semi-rural “suburb” of Ironbank, Adelaide Hills, 25km from the heart of Adelaide.

By |November 12th, 2013|

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