This course is run by past academy students and experienced permaculturists. This course is recognised but not organised by Earthship Biotecture. To apply for the Earthship academy online here www.earthship.com/academy
Welcome to the first of many Regenerative Biotecture courses facilitated by Terraeden Biotecture. What you will be walking away with will be an honourable title in Regenerative Biotecture (RB). During the course you will get hands on building experience, classroom time, and there will be open-circle discussions and onsite tutoring. Our main focus is on ‘big picture learning’. Big picture learning is looking at the whole learning experience — the integration of head, hand, gut and soul education.
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
Academy 2014 – Session 2
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
This spring Michael Reynolds will be hosting a series of lectures about Earthships in multiple cities around Europe.
This is an effort to share 40 years of research and development on self-sufficient housing with the masses.
The lectures are structured as a 1-day seminar in each European city (see dates below). Many concepts and issues within sustainability will be discussed but the main focus is on the concepts of Biotecture and the six core principals of the Earthship model.
DATES; MAY 10 – 27, 2014:
- May 10 - Vila Nova de Famalicão, Art house - Portugal, 15 min from Porto
- May 17 - Oradea University - Romania, Oradea
- May 21 - Acquaworld - Italy, Milano
- May 24 - Berlin University of the Arts - Germany, Berlin
- May 27 – Freiburg, Germany
Earthship Biotecture partnered together with the Earth Village and the people of Barrangay Batug to coordinate and build a wind proof structure to use as a prototype for rebuilding in the Philippines. This 10-day hit was the first of several phases of rebuilding the affected areas of the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. Read More
In February of this year, following the one month Academy build of the Earthship (Nave Tierra) in Ushuaia, the municipality of Ushuaia requested that Earthship Biotecture organize a small crew to stay on and construct a giant tire retaining wall (muro de contencion) at the swimming complex at Andorra, a suburb of the city. The wall was needed to stabilize a 100 meter long embankment beside a high dirt road paralleling the sports facility. Mike planned out the base and batter (3″) for the tire work, and I (USA), Kimi Grum (Argentina) and Andressa Malaga (Brazil) had 1 week to organize the tools, tires and people. Guillermo Worman, from the municipality, was the go-to guy for all our needs. He was essential at keeping the project running on schedule. So with the 3 of us from EB and about 10 academy students, a few friends of students and 15 or so hired local workers we built The Great Wall of Ushuaia. Read More
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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!
Calling for Volunteers!
Earthship Biotecture will be joined by a team of 40 students in an effort to begin the rebuilding in the Philippines after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). This will be the first of several phases of rebuilding in the affected areas.
Here we will be launching the new design that was developed for this climate and for disaster prone regions. This design, called the “Windship” has been derived from with similar technologies to the Simple Survival Pod.
Earthship Biotecture will be working with the local community while teaching locals and volunteers Earthship principles and design. The project is in collaboration with the Earth Village Project, a collaboration between the ecovillage and permaculture communities in Asia and Australia. The Earth Village Project aims to provides integrative and sustainable community solutions in food security, natural built systems, energy and livelihood, community process, education and ecovillage design. The Windship Project will be one of the biggest ecovillage solutions to be presented to the Philippines in sustainable wind-proof housing. Read More