Earthship Academy is becoming officially accredited!

We are pleased to have now a partnership with Western Colorado University’s Master in Environmental Management program. 

Applications for the graduate program are free until November 1. 

The two-year, project-based degree can be done from anywhere in the world. Whether you are seeking a graduate program that will allow you to incorporate your independent study and field experience into a second-year master’s project or interested in attending the academy for graduate credit, this innovative program may be for you. 

Western offers three tracks: 

All three tracks have international opportunities and students can focus much of their second year of study on Biotecture. 

Students do 600+ hour projects instead of a traditional thesis and these projects can be accomplished anywhere in the world and can be developed in a way to count for the Earthship Academy’s requirements for the independent and field study.  


The program also is also offering their first Earthship Biotecture Academy Fellowship for the 2018-19 school year.  Preference will be given to applicants who are able to secure a match with project partners. If matched, this fellowship provides $10,000 toward tuition over the course of the MEM program. 

 Please contact Dr. Jessica Young (jyoung@western.edu) for more information.

Earthship in Colombia Nears Completion

The Earthship project in Capurgana, on the Caribbean coast, is nearing completion after a month-long effort by Michael Reynolds, a small experienced team and an international group of workshop attendees.  The small unit on a steep hill facing the water was built as part of a larger planned project to create an Earthship Village Ecologies site and area for sustainable testing.  The site is inaccessible by vehicle so all materials were hauled up the hill by people and burros.  The vigas for the roof beams were harvested locally and the cooling tubes were built in place.  A follow-up visit is already being discussed.

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