jarlanbah community 78 cecil street nimbin (end of goanna way)
come down, participate and learn about the earthship concept from Earthship graduate, Duuvy Jester and how to make your own star dome thermal mass hot house.
proceeds going towards the Sibley street community house project
by David Aubor via http://thesecretlifeofduuvy.wordpress.com
That is the question it seems. Is it time that Australia, with all its abundance of natural resource and limitless creativity, find a space within its red-soil heart for the Earthship concept to call home?. Before we approach this question lets discuss, what is an Earthship?
- Phoenix – The Graceland of Earthships. This was built in response to a high end Earthship attempted by a developer who abandoned understanding of Earth phenomena and the project eventually failed. This building is a fine example of what is possible with high budgets and an accumulative 4 billion years of planetary evolution
‘its not a building, its terrain. we are going to make a nest within the terrain’ Michael Reynolds
...in Taos, New Mexico
‘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 challenge of sustainable housing. Put simply, Earthships are radically sustainable buildings, constructed with recycled materials. They are far from conventional, but they work, extremely well, and that is why Michael has been building them for over 40 years.
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.
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
Earthship Biotecture Fundamentals
Saturday, September 1, 2012
9am - 4pm
101 Calf Farm Road, Mount Hunter, NSW
Following our Earthships presentation in June, The Garden North Gong has teamed with the friendly folks of Murrindindi (permaculture and social outreach community) to help create space for an Earthships workshop.
For the first cab off the rank Murrindindi are delighted to host Rachel Goldlust, founding member of Earthship Australia, and a recent graduate of Michael Reynolds’ Earthship Biotecture Academy.
Rachel will be delivering a conceptual and practical introduction to Earthship Biotecture building methods which ‘use today’s rubbish in the building of tomorrow’ – converting waste materials into beautiful, functional structures.
This overview will be fleshed out by a hands-on full-day workshop. Participants will build a rammed tyre semi-circle seating area, fully rendered and incorporating design features such as cans and bottles.
Places are strictly limited, so book now at:
Hey Earthship Australia supporters.
After a fairly gruelling month or two of presenting I just wanted to post up a few things I've learnt since I began talking up Eartships in Australia. As a recent graduate I have never claimed to be an 'expert' on these things or totally knowledgeable of the processes of running an entire build from start to finish but I am looking to start the process here in Australia for those unable to travel across to experience the wonders in Taos. (Though I do really urge those who Ive met in the last few weeks who have thought about doing the academy, to get over there is really a life changing experience and Id hope you can get there someway soemhow, like all aussies Ive noticed, we are resourceful when it comes to travelling).
Big thanks to Lars, Arty, Chris, David, Mason, Kegan, Kate, Bryan, Sam, Josh and Aaron for their help on Monday. The weather was perfect and we got about 20 tyres pounded and heaps of mud on the wall.
I’ve finalised my plans and will be submitting them to council this week for planning approval. Will be using a private certifier for building approval. I really want to get approval before I start doing anything too major such as putting on the roof or the greenhouse... so far I just have a “retaining wall”. The plan is for the Earthship to be a bed & breakfast so that people can experience Earthship without having to go all the way to Taos – although this is something that I highly recommend!
Tuesday, May 8 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Andy McNeill Room, Alice Springs Town Council
gold coin donation
Earthship Australia presents concepts and applications of Earthship Biotecture in Australia.
Come along to an evening seminar covering the basics of the revolutionary architecture and biology principles of Earthship Biotecture, created by Michael Reynolds in the USA.
The time has come to get serious about sustainability. We have had over 200 years of resource pillaging, growth addiction and economic aerobics. We have divided and conquered. Harmony is long overdue. Lets turn plagiarism into collaboration and thrive just as nature intended it.
Join Duuvy Jester for a fun, informative talk in the heart of Brunswick. He will be discussing the philosophy, science, physics and practicalities that live within the belly of the world that is Earthship. Hear all about his experiences in the Earthship academy out on the mesa in Taos, New Mexico.