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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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Earthship sets sail in Huntington, Vermont

HUNTINGTON — “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is more than an old proverb for Amitava Biswas. It is literally the foundation of a new ultra-green home that he and his wife, Phetcharat Saelim, are building into the side of a hill in rustic Huntington.

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THE EARTHSHIP, A home being built in Huntington, is nestled into a berm to maximize its energy efficiency and will generate all of its own heat and electricity needs — except for a small amount from the grid to power a Jacuzzi. Independent photo/John Flowers

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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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