On February 1, Michael Reynolds and Phil Basehart led the Earthship Army to Aguada, Puerto Rico for the first stage of an ongoing project.
The goal is to offer an example of autonomous and hurricane-resistant architecture to help create a more self-reliant and resilient future in Puerto Rico.
The building will be used as a school and community centre which will promote all aspects of sustainable living.
Project Proposal and timeline:
Send a small team to Puerto Rico for a week-long demonstration project to build a hurricane resistant Earthship to be used as shelter. Picture below.
Timing: February 1 – 6 2018
Follow the stage 1 project day to day HERE
After documenting the situation and raising funds for the second round, we will return and integrate all systems and finish the build. Drawings below.
How you can help:
– Donations. Please click here to donate directly to this project. Any little bit helps.
– Come and join us on our Phase 1 project.
To sign up, make a donation of $500 – $1000 towards the project and email us to register with your personal information. Maximum number of participants: 15.
MORE INFORMATION HERE: http://www.biotectureplanetearth.com/puerto-rico-disaster-relief
Puerto Rico Disaster Relief
In September 2017, Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage and a major humanitarian crisis on the island of Puerto Rico. Since then, Biotecture Planet Earth has been busy trying to find ways of sending a team to Puerto Rico to do a demonstration project of a sustainable and hurricane resistant Earthship.
Earthships create self-reliance and independence by integrating six basic principles and the aim is to train locals in Puerto Rico to be able to build these houses themselves and in a cost-effective way.
1-28 March 2018, Earthship Biotecture is building a second school in Latin America.
The Earthship Academy offers extensive training in Earthship design principles, construction methods and philosophy. The Earthship Academy has trained over 1500 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 large Global Model Earthship that will be used as an elementary school for 100 local children.
Tuition for the course is $2550 USD for non-Latin American residents and $1550 USD for residents of South American, Central America and Mexico. (You need a national identification card from a Latin American country for this price.)
We request a $550 deposit to reserve your space. We will send you a PayPal invoice for your remaining balance. Balances are due before February 1, 2018.
2018 exclusive: July 2 to July 20
Intense training on Earthship techniques for young people between 18 to 21 years old
During three weeks, students will alternate between hands on work on a Earthship construction site and study in class, from Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 4pm
If you want to apply, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish more information, you can download the brochure
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:
- Global Sustainability,
- Integrative and Public Land Management
- Sustainable and Resilient Communities.
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 (email@example.com) for more information.
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.