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Mini-Ship 9 day workshop opportunity near Melbourne

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Come along to our second exciting ‘Mini-Ship’ workshop in Victoria co-hosted by Earthship Australia and Evolved Earth this December. 

A full 9 day program will see you learning a range of skills for how to plan, design, source materials and build a small-scale Earthship inspired mini-ship which replicates the Earthship Biotecture design for recycled material passive solar thermal living.

All skills and experiences welcome – let’s learn together in a fun, safe and supportive environment how to move closer to realising our Earthship dreams!

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Australia’s First Earthship – Tasmanian Documentary Premiere!

Greetings Tasmanian Earthship and sustainable building supporters!

After much waiting there’s finally an Earthship event coming up for Tassie

Come along if you’ve heard about Earthships and want to find out more or would like to sign up and join the movement starting across Australia to bring this radical sustainble architecture and living model to us here!

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Manitoba Earthship – September Update

from the Manitoba Earthship Project   A friend reminded me recently that our website could use a little updating – and so here I will attempt an update on the highlights from August – September in one post with a promise to improve my posting skills in the future. First let me say that we (Kris & Nicole) have experienced the best and most busy summer of our lives. Building your own Earthship is wild – tons of work, research, planning, debating, checking & double-checking, and crossing of fingers. I would only recommend doing this yourself if everyone who will live in the home is fully committed, on the same page, and ready for some sacrifice.

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The 55K, 2,900-square foot, eco-friendly home – with no electricity bills

DAVE McGINN – The Globe and Mail

To build their dream home on a patch of farmland in Southern Ontario, Craig and Connie Cook had to source 1,200 old tires. Packed with dirt, they are the bricks of their “earthship” – an off-the-grid home made of recycled materials, in which the main source of heat is the sun.

Earthships are the brainchild of Michael Reynolds, a New Mexico-based architect and the founder of Earthship Biotecture, a company that designs and builds homes constructed with about 45-per-cent reused materials, including plastic and glass bottles, cans, reclaimed wood, natural plaster and stone, and reclaimed metal from washing machines and refrigerators.

Canada Earthships

There are dozens of such homes in Canada, where the concept has seen a surge following a 2007 documentary about Reynolds called Garbage Warrior. The movie helped popularize Earthships, which appeal to many for both environmental and economic reasons.

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TIRING? Man works years on ‘earthship’

Published: January 11, 2009

 

LOUISA, Va.

Having hundreds of old tires piled up around your house usually isn’t a look your neighbors appreciate.

But the tire piles around Randy Holladay’s dwelling in Louisa in Central Virginia aren’t just discarded junk — they’re the walls of his home and most of them aren’t visible from the outside.

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