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A New Earthship has Landed!

A month or so ago I posted about the Earthship-inspired building workshop I was organising, as part of the ecovillage project outlined here. As you can see in the pictures, the build was a resounding success, with our new ‘mini-ship’ landing last week. This is the first of many alternative buildings we’ve got in the pipeline, with a more conventional mud house being built this coming February. In a later post I’ll write more on the nature of these alternative buildings, but for now, here are some pictures of last week’s workshop. Thanks to Earthships Australia for facilitating the workshop so skilfully, and for all the participants for making the week so much darn fun. It was truly an experience of a lifetime. In the pictures you will see tyres being pounded for the walls, the vault (roof) being built, the water tank, the cooling pipe, the can and bottle walls, the cob render, and the (more or less) finished product. Not bad for seven days hard work! If you’d like to read more on earthship biotecture, see here. (I’m going to post a time-lapse of the build when I get the file in my hands.)

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