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Earthship Volunteer Opportunity

Posted by Christian Shearer over 4 years ago

Higher Elevation Permaculture, in Teton Valley Idaho, is building an earthship. Come and help!

Hi All,


I wanted to let you all know that there is an opportunity to get involved in an earthship building project here in Teton Valley, Idaho on the new Higher Elevation Permaculture Education Center site.

http://www.highere.org/uncategorized...nce-come-join/


My wife and I are starting a Permaculture Education Center at the foot of the Tetons in Teton Valley, Idaho. Higher Elevation Permaculture (www.HigherE.org)

This year we are focused on building infrastructure, earthworks, and planting, including planting our earthship on the land!


The build will be a process in which volunteers are invited to come camp on our land and help out. It will be quite different in that the whole thing is being DIY'd without the earthship experienced crew there to help out, and using a lot of salvaged materials. And we are natural builders so will be using a lot more earthen materials in the place of cement and cans for interior walls etc. It will definitely go quite a bit slower, which may mean even more of a chance for each person to wrap their brains around what happens and how it happens on a build like this.

Also, we are providing a solar shower, composting toilets and an outdoor kitchen for volunteers to share and cook together. We will also be stocking the kitchen with the basics; bread, rice, lentils, eggs from our chickens, veggies from our gardens etc. You will be responsible for purchasing more fancy stuff.


I am a permaculture teacher so we are also going to include some classroom time (intro to permaculture, and basics of earthships), including lots of movies on our projector, etc. And doing skill share nights where everyone is encouraged to share things they are passionate about.


I am sure it will be a great time.


If you are interested, please read my blog post about it. There is more information there as well as info about how to sign up (we are limiting the number of volunteers, because we don't want our systems to be overloaded).

http://www.highere.org/uncategorized...nce-come-join/


Feel free to write with any questions.



Thanks all, and thanks for what you do.

Love and respect,

Christian

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Carolyn Payne-Gemmell
Carolyn Payne-Gemmell : What a great sounding project and I really like the idea of having the skill share nights for your volunteers, top stuff. Yours Abundantly Carolyn
Posted over 4 years ago

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Marilyn McHugh
Marilyn McHugh : Hi Carolyn (and others), My husband & I are currently volunteering on this Earthship project in Idaho and the experience has been amazing so far! Christian and his wife, Taiga, are fabulous hosts and go out of their way to make sure everyone's needs are met. I have learned so much about building structures, especially with 'upcycled' materials from the local scrap yard. Taiga is a fabulous cook and most everything we eat is locally sourced, organic when possible, and cooked using their solar oven. You will not only learn how to build an Earthship, but more importantly--> Community! Kind regards, Marilyn
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Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Christopher Shanks
Location: Panya Project, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Date: Nov 2007
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Harvesting Water
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Brad Lancaster
Location: The Farm, Tennessee
Date: Sep 2009
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Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Panya Project, Thailand
Date: Nov 2006
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Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Ethan Roland
Location: Panya Project, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Date: Jun 2007
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