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Te Puke’s earthship build

Te Puke’s earthship build Te Puke's Fruit of the Pacific charitable trust is spearheading a two-week project to teach Ni Vanuatu RSE workers how to build an ‘earthship' when they return home – to use as houses or safety shelters. Earthships are a self-contained, impact-minimising land-based ‘ship' – constructed from what others throw away and designed to work in harmony with the environment, say their designers Earthship...Read More

Earthship permits in Australia

Earthship permits in Australia And Earthship Australia is live on the youtube! First up - Martin Freney talkin plans, permits and how to go about getting your Earthship project off the ground! More talks to come so bookmark that channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya35qhevdxo

Earthship Workshops for Northern Australia (Cooktown and Darwin) this June-July

For those who questions whether you can adapt the earthship principles for the tropics we will be hosting a workshop in Cooktown, Queensland from the 19th July - 1st August to try out a no cement adaptation of the mini-ship design 19 July - 1 August 2014 The Venue: Set on 60 acres of bushland near the quaint rainforest village of Rossvile in Far North Queensland, Ghost Gum Farm started as an unimproved...Read More

Earthship Australia 'mini-ship' workshop a success in Moe, Victoria

Earthship Australia 'mini-ship' workshop a success in Moe, Victoria Greetings, Well after a long wait Earthship Australia successfully hosted its first week-long project building a 10sqm 'under-permit' mini-ship vaulted dome with the support of a local eco-village project and 30 volunteer participants.With weather that bordered on 'challenging' interwoven with sun, the newly formed working crew consisting of 5 facilitators, half a dozen helpers, some amazing chefs from Melbourne...Read More

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!   An afternoon session organised in conjunction with...Read More

New Zealand Earthship Update

New Zealand Earthship Update Christchurch has been through a hard time, do doubt. Its been over 2 years since the worst quake, which threw the city into chaos and its residents into turmoil. Its now March 2013 and a lot of the roads are still terrible, the whole central city is still closed down, there are blocks that used to be hubs that are gravel car parks and thousands of houses are red stickered and stand empty. Mike Reynolds took an...Read More

Successful Workshop - Build in New Zealand.

Successful Workshop - Build in New Zealand. Christchurch has been through a hard time, do doubt. Its been over 2 years since the worst quake, which threw the city into chaos and its residents into turmoil. Its now March 2013 and a lot of the roads are still terrible, the whole central city is still closed down, there are blocks that used to be hubs that are gravel car parks and thousands of houses are red stickered and stand empty.  Mike Reynolds took...Read More

‘Garbage Warrior’ brings crusade to Christchurch

American architect Michael Reynolds, founder of the ‘Earthship’ movement is visiting Christchurch to offer innovative ideas for Christchurch’s rebuilding process. “Mother nature’s recent behaviour is changing and traditional ‘built cheap and fast’ commodity-housing clearly is not coping. Here we have a housing solution that doesn’t just cope, it loves nature.” says Reynolds, who will be delivering...Read More

3 day practical workshop lead by Micheal Reynolds from Earthship Biotecture

3 day practical workshop lead by Micheal Reynolds from Earthship Biotecture Over 6 days in Christchurch this March, Michael Reynolds will bring his 40 years of Sustainable Architecture experience to the table to present alternative structural designs to Christchurch residents. His trip will include a 3 day practical workshop, 3 evening seminars, a lecture for architecture students, an onsite retrofit talk in North Canterbury as well as other meetings with organizations. Full details for...Read More

Update: Earthship Australia Simple Survival Build Day 8

Update: Earthship Australia Simple Survival Build Day 8 We are rained in and it looks like we will be for some time. This small coastal town has turned biblically torrential with a soviet sky. They have promised a stage three cyclone but we will most likely receive a left-over lover in the shape of high winds. Sloppy seconds. Very interesting. I watch the crowd here, embraced in the kind of unity that cant be shaken by a little sky disco. They laugh and talk and play...Read More

Showings of Earthship Documentary Movies

Showings of Earthship Documentary Movies There will be four showings of Earthship documentaries in Christchurch, New Zealand in February and March to give residents and visitors an idea of Michael Reynolds' Earthship work and to introduce Earthship Biotecture to the public. Showings of Garbage Warrior – the first doccumentry from Earthship Biotecture - http://www.garbagewarrior.com/ - The epic story of radical Earthship eco architect Michael Reynolds,...Read More

Govt: $130k for tyre recycling research

New Zealand puts 3.4 million tyres into landfills every year More than $130,000 is being given to a product recycling organisation to research the options for recycling used tyres. Environment Minister Nick Smith announced this afternoon that the Product Stewardship Foundation will receive $133,000 “to explore recycling options for used tyres”. The Product Stewardship Foundation is an organisation which...Read More

They'll be wearing our tyres over there

They'll be wearing our tyres over there Thousands of used Marlborough tyres could end up transformed as sneakers thanks to a new scheme to export tyres to Asia for recycling. People will pay less to dump old tyres at transfer stations throughout Marlborough under the scheme, a partnership between the Marlborough District Council and a Christchurch-based tyre collection contractor. Scrap Tyre Movements owner Pat Rogers said tyres are exported to Asia in...Read More

Christchurch: Zero Waste New Zealand

The South Island's largest city, Christchurch, is a city of warm, friendly people, beautiful gardens and open spaces. It has a lively entertainment scene, strong cultural heritage, lots of sports facilities and good shopping. Christchurch's special character is most obvious in its glorious parks and gardens, which led it to win the International Garden City Award. With a huge range of recreational activities and...Read More

Sustainable homes for Earth

Sustainable homes for Earth By Caitlin Howlett G Magazine Looking like something Tolkein’s hobbits would reside in, the quirky Earthship homes are in fact some of the greenest kinds of abodes around. Welcome to bizarro world. Looking like a larger version of a house that one of Tolkein’s hobbits would reside in, Earthships are in fact one of the greenest kinds of houses around. They’re the brainchild of sustainable architect Mike...Read More

Earthship Ironbank On Ice

Hey people just want to let you know that the next workshop (lJan 26, 2013) will need to more of a look-and-talk-shop as council have been out to have a look at the wall and politely suggested that I stop all construction work until I have Development Approval. The good news is that I recently received Planning Approval from council and am progressing well with the Building Approval. Other news is; - the local...Read More

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...Read More

Earthship workshop done and dusted! Yay!

Earthship workshop done and dusted! Yay! We constructed something amazing yesterday. Reality from a vision. Our plans for a program of courses, an earthship workshop and an outdoor teaching space came together, meeting the amazing Rachel Goldlust’s burgeoning teaching career in biotecture, and bam! 20 odd punters turned up at our place yesterday at 9am. Bright eyed and bushy tailed and ready to learn and share and build.   We had every shade of...Read More

Earthship Ironbank August 2012

Had a great day pounding tyres yesterday. Perfect weather. I'm still awaiting planning approval and have started discussions with SA Health regarding the greywater planters. Initial meeting went well. Here is a photo from yesterday. Another workshop on Sun 30 September. Book here ($15) http://www.trybooking.com/BUTT

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About Earthship Biotecture

Earthship construction drawings are designed to meet standard building code requirements so you can get a permit no matter where you are. Earthship Biotecture is beyond LEED Architecture. Earthships are green buildings that meet standard building codes. EarthshipBiotecture is based on the work of principal architect, Michael Reynolds. (see: media resume)

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