“A great educational opportunity. Certainly a once in a lifetime chance
to come away with skills that can send you in a new direction for a career, and ability to build an Earthship of your own going forward.”
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What are we doing?
We are working on an incomplete owner-built Earthship, finishing the structural shell and systems (not power, yet). Daily classroom time is on site using the Curriculum Text Book. This project may extend to become an Earthship School and Permaculture Institute. This depends upon how the project goes and levels of interest and involvement with the community.
The overall goal is to serve the community with sustainable living systems: food production, solar and wind electricity, clean water, liquid waste treatment and self-empowerment to thrive independently.
We envision colleges and universities such as Eckerd College, USF St. Pete, SPC and New College can use the Earthship and this property as a living laboratory to experiment and innovate with sustainability technologies and methods. This demonstration and example serves to show how easy and simple sustainable living is, NOW.