Archives for South East USA

Earthship building with Marcus Sisk

If you’re not familiar with the Earthship concept, it’s a pretty arresting idea: Structures built using recycled materials, heating and cooling themselves through solar/thermal dynamics, collecting power from wind and sun, harvesting water from rain and snow, producing food inside and out. Living in an Earthship means living largely without the monthly cost of sustaining a home, living without a day-to-day drain on natural resources.

And beyond being an arresting idea, it’s an arresting reality: Architect Michael Reynolds developed the Earthship design, and at the Earthship Biotecture World Headquarters in Taos, N.M., folks can see a premiere example of functioning, sustainable off-grid living in an Earthship.

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Free Tennessee Workshop by Earthship Academy Student

Friday at 9:00am until Tuesday at 12:00pm in CDT
Gallatin, TN
 
Learn to build one of the most affordable and sustainable types of housing on earth; a two U version of the Simple Survival Model Earthship. Includes techniques in tire wall construction, solar electricity, passive solar heating and cooling, rainwater collection, greywater botanical cells, can and bottle walls and much more!

There is space for camping with solar bag showers and toilet facilities, but if you can only come out for a weekend or a day feel free.