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Vermont Earthship Apprentice Learning Opportunity

October 22-November 2, 2012.

Earthship Biotecture is looking for apprentices to join a small Earthship Crew to help finish a two-bedroom, two-bathroom new Vaulted Global Model Earthship in Vermont October 20 through November 2.

Work with veteran Earthship Builders learning the basic concepts of Earthships as well as advanced finish techniques.

Apprentices work on a voluntary basis and are responsible for their own transportation and lodging.  Camping will be available on site.

We will accept 10 apprentices on a first come, first served basis.

 The minimum time commitment is one week.

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An Earthship building experience

…in Taos, New Mexico

by James Galletly from theownerbuilder.com.au

‘These are the most sustainable houses I have ever seen, and if these are the most sustainable houses, then this is how I should build.’ That was my first response to seeing Garbage Warrior, a documentary about renegade architect Michael Reynolds and his quest to build truly sustainable homes.

The Earthship is Michael’s answer to the challenge of sustainable housing. Put simply, Earthships are radically sustainable buildings, constructed with recycled materials. They are far from conventional, but they work, extremely well, and that is why Michael has been building them for over 40 years.

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My Trip to Earthships: The Earthship Internship Program

by Nara Williams – info@narawilliams.com

So imagine my amazement when, after driving through miles and miles of good old, sturdy Kansas, gazing forlornly at dilapidated farmhouses along the highway, I made it to Taos and found myself waving at the mountains from a glass pyramid on top of a three-story Earthship.
 
Though the name “Earthship” may relate more to the fact that the buildings are almost entirely self-sustaining, it really does feel like a ship, of some sort. Though perhaps more of a space ship than anything- I can see the southern edge of the Rockies.
 
I’m currently staying in a building called the “Hive,” a massive structure that contains about 10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, and of course, the pyramid. It overlooks the mesa, seas of scrubby sage bush, and a part of the arroyo hondo. You can also glimpse the “Greater World Community,” where there are about 70 private Earthship homes.

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Freeville Earthship Build Course

Help Preston and Celina get to New York state to attend the Freeville Earthship Build Course with inventor Michael Reynolds.

Hi- we are Preston Turner and Celina Halingten, a couple who are seriously passionate about sustainable living. So passionate that for the last 3 years we have been trying to get into one of the sustainable home building internship classes put on by Micheal Reynolds, inventor of Earthship Biotecture (http://earthship.com/).

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The people make the Earthship

from http://keemseek.wordpress.com/

It’s been almost a week since I left the Earthship build, and I still haven’t fully physically recovered.

Now that may make me sound like a wimp, but those of you who were there and this was also you’re first time doing labor and construction 7 hours a day for a week, you know what I’m talking about.

For those of you who only know me from the build, I am generally more likely to be found in heels and a snappy outfit with some mascara on, not a bandana and a jog bra, covered with earth. I go to work and sit in front of a computer, real cushy-like. That’s my day job and how I spend most of my time. But I also love camping, the outdoors and new experiences. My husband and I just bought an inflatable kayak that is super sweet. We go for long walks and hikes and we bike. But. I had never really done manual labor. I had never consistently used tools for more than a few minutes at a time to fix an errant shelf in my house. I had never lifted a sledgehammer. I have rarely worked my body to exhaustion, even at the gym.

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Buffalo, Wyoming Apprenticeship Opportunity

Details:
Earthship Biotecture is selecting 10 apprentices to work side by side with at least 5 members of the Earthship crew.  We will be completing a two-week project of finish work on an existing Earthship.  Work to be done iincludes laying flagstone and wood for flooring, mud plastering, greenhouse finish work, rough-in greywater botanical cell plumbing as well as a custom Earthship septic/blackwater system.  
 
Where:  Buffalo, Wyoming
 
When:  June 10 – 23

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Buffalo, Wyoming Apprenticeship Opportunity

Details:
Earthship Biotecture is selecting 10 apprentices to work side by side with at least 5 members of the Earthship crew.  We will be completing a two-week project of finish work on an existing Earthship.  Work to be done iincludes laying flagstone and wood for flooring, mud plastering, greenhouse finish work, rough-in greywater botanical cell plumbing as well as a custom Earthship septic/blackwater system.  
 
Where:  Buffalo, Wyoming
 
When:  June 10 – 23

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Buffalo – Wyoming Apprenticeship Opportunity

Earthship Biotecture is selecting 10 apprentices to work side by side with at least 5 members of the Earthship crew.  We will be completing a two-week project of finish work on an existing Earthship.  Work to be done iincludes laying flagstone and wood for flooring, mud plastering, greenhouse finish work, rough-in greywater botanical cell plumbing as well as a custom Earthship septic/blackwater system.  

Click here to submit your name and email address if you would like to be considered.

Where:  Buffalo, Wyoming
 
When:  June 10 – 23

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Freeville, New York Earthship Learning Opportunity. August 2012

earthship.com/freeville

The crew will be working on a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Global Model Earthship. Tire work will be completed by the client before the arrival of the Earthship Team.

Interns work alongside the Earthship Team to take the building through structural enclosure with the rough in of all independent power, water and sewage systems. Learn can bond beam forms, mud pack out, bottle walls, roof framing, roofing, thermal wrap and the beginnings of systems.

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Earthship Biotecture, Taos, NM Internships

by Michael Reynolds, Earthship Creator.

Well kids here’s how it is… We have a 650 acre sustainable community that we fought hard for ten years to establish. The reason we had to fight was that we wanted no infrastructure or conventional utilities to be in this community. We wanted it green, sustainable, autonomous, and free. That upset everyone in authority so we were in for it. We kept fighting and finally got it.

We have maybe the only 650 acre development on the planet that is allowed to have no infrastructure or utilities. We sold this idea because the Earthship building does everything for itself.

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