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A New Model of Human Settlement: Workshop on New Earthship Island

Earthship Biotecture is launching the construction of a second building on Pulau Kenawa Island in Indonesia. With the ultimate goal to create a new model of human settlement, the Earthship Island is the beginning of a great project aiming to develop sustainable human housing.

Indonesia is the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases and, as in many other parts of Asia and the rest of the world, also experiences the downside of fast growth and climate change. Water and air pollution, income disparities, increased rates of diseases and extreme weather events are just some of those negative externalities.

The first building made in November 2016 has been a great success and the team is ready to build a second one and keep going with the experiment to create a new life, centered on the thinking that we as people want our presence to make the island better not worse. They hope the Earthship Island project shows the world that humans can make the planet better, not worse. Trees do this. Why not humans?

The mission of the Earthship is to evolve the way humans live on this planet by evolving existing methods of living, home by home; to make small, believable steps toward slowing down and ultimately reversing the negative impact of human development as it relates to the Earth’s ability to continue to support life; to present these steps in a way that affords easy understanding and inspires people to act; to empower people to make positive changes in their own lives to reduce their personal effect on global warming; to specifically design and build homes that:

  • Heat and cool themselves naturally via solar/thermal dynamics
  • Collect their own power from the sun and wind
  • Harvest their own water from rain and snow melt
  • Contain and treat their own sewage on site
  • Produce a significant amount of food
  • Are constructed using the byproducts of modern society like cans, bottles and tires.

Registration is open now. The participation fee is $2,000 per person for the month and includes two meals a day - lunch and dinner and camping facilities on the island. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to/from LOMBOK (Indonesia). For more information, visit earthship.com.

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