We are pleased to present our third Earthship Academy Global Session. The Earthship Academy offers extensive training in Earthship design principles, construction methods and philosophy. The Earthship Academy has trained over 500 students from around the world. The Academy offers education for those who are excited to learn and expand the Earthship concept globally.
We will teach hands-on building techniques and Earthship design and systems classes while constructing a 3 U Earthship based on the Simple Survival design.
“Patagonia is a magical region at the southernmost tip of South America which stretches across both Argentina and Chile. El Bolsón is a small town with a population of approximately 15,000 people. El Bolsón is located in a beautiful, fertile valley nestled at the foot of the Andes mountains, which has long been a center for alternative environmental lifestyles, organic agriculture and ecotourism.
The Patagonian Earthship will be an eco accommodation and home to a warm, welcoming travelers' community. Through simply living in a permaculture paradise, sharing meals and working together, people from all over the world will be able to partake in this life changing experience: the building of a travelers' community, committed to sustainability and communal values, under the roof of a living Earthship.” - Taryn and Marcelo, local hosts and owners of the Earthship project
Michael Reynolds will teach in the field and in the classroom along with 10 Earthship Academy instructors from Taos. Classes will be taught in English and Spanish. This session counts towards one of the three requirements for graduation from the Earthship Academy.
There will be free camping available near the site. A list of suggested accommodations will be provide for those students who do not wish to camp. Students are responsible for their own transportation and food.
Tuition for the course is $2000 USD. We request a $500 deposit to secure your place in the program with the balance of tuition due before February 15, 2015.
History and Evolution of the Earthship Concept Thermal/Solar Heating and Cooling Building with Natural and Recycled Materials Water Harvesting, Storage and Filtration Contained Sewage Treatment Basics of Electricity Solar and Wind Electric Systems in Earthships Food Production in Earthships How to Read Earthship Construction Drawings Project Planning and Staging Sustainable Retrofit for Conventional Homes The Owner/Builder Earthship Experience Earthship Finishing Options and Techniques Earthship Village Ecologies,Test Sites and Colonies Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Projects
Earthship Biotecture joined by a team of local, national and international volunteers has built what we call the “Windship” Earthship design in the Philippines. The Windship has evolved from the Simple Survival Earthship design and functions to serve as an aerodynamic storm shelter and school building for a community outside of Tacloban in Leyte Island. There has been much interest by government officials in the replication of the Windship throughout the Philippines in the future which will help to create typhoon resistant, multifunctional use community buildings.
During our 2014 sessions we built a visitor center in Ushuaia, Argentina, started music school on Easter Island, completed a one bedroom Global Model Earthship in Taos, built an Earthship-style amphitheater at a brewery, started and completed a two-bedroom Global Model, started another one bedroom house and put in a week of work from each session on an Earthship for a local family who lost their home in Hurricane Katrina.
For the 2015 Earthship Academy sessions, hands-on learning for students will include starting a new Global Model Earthship, doing finishes on an exiting one, working on the EVE Earthship Village Ecologies project as well as continued work for a local family in need of a home.
This year we will have an opportunity for students to complete their Field Studies in July and August in Salida, Colorado. If you are interested in attending an Academy Session in Taos, please fill out the application found here: http://earthship.com/2015_academy_app.pdf
Zero Cost Wind Resistant Home This is the outcome of Earthship Biotecture’s efforts to produce a zero cost – wind resistant home in the philippines. The building was given away to a local man and his son.
Off the Grid In West Philadelphia, organizers use tires and earth to create an ambitious and energy-passive home
At a glance, the open-air lot at the corner of 41st and Lancaster appears to be littered with garbage—tires piled up in the northwest corner, mounds of dirt and cement mixed in with empty bottles and cans. But these familiar objects are not strewn about randomly; they have been intentionally collected to build the first urban Earthship. When it’s completed, it could be the most sustainable building in Philadelphia.
Earthship Aquaponic Prototype Four months after filling the pond with water, we have a thriving vegetable and soon, fish producing Aquaponic System in the Towers Earthship at Eathship Biotecture, Taos, NM. For those of you who initially thought that the pond looked like a “kiddy pool” and not really well integrated, take another look. It is beautiful, peaceful and serene, and producing food.
Ultra-sustainable ‘earthship’ built in Alberta There’s sustainable housing, and then there’s sustainable housing. The Kinney family in Southern Alberta is living the latter, in what can only be described as the MacGyver of net-zero homes.