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Volunteer call for Ellensburg Earthship Build

Hello Earthship enthusiasts, our friends in Ellensburg informed us of a volunteer opportunity. Feel like getting your hands dirty and seeing what it takes to build an Earthship? This is that opportunity, please read on…

“Starting in August 2017 we are building a single-U simple survival model Earthship in Ellensburg, WA and need your help. An Earthship is a passive solar building made from recycled materials.

No experience necessary…we will teach you everything you need to know! Whether you can come out for a day or multiple days to help every volunteer is greatly appreciated! We have work for everybody, no matter your physical strength! There are lots of jobs to do… labor jobs range from pounding tires, making glass bottle bricks, mixing and laying cement, carpentry, etc. Light labor jobs available, such as stacking an aluminum can wall…anyone can do it! There is plenty to do in non-labor jobs as well: donating materials or funds, collecting materials, providing meals, etc. Camping space available on-site. No children, please. 

Register to volunteer via email at HutNuts@hotmail.com.

– Doug & Stacey”


Earthship Seattle Meetup (in Seattle)

Join us at this unique waterfront location in Ballard for a BBQ and open discussion about Earthships. We will get you all up to speed on the current projects we have going on. When you arrive look for the gate with the Cascadia flag on it, and you’re there. There is plenty of parking to be had. We are actively looking for volunteers, so please bring your visions, skills, and passion to the party. Also, bring something to grill and something to share. This is a BBQ!


Workshop @ Natural Mystic Festival 2017

Earthship Seattle is proud to be doing a workshop at the Natural Mystic Festival. Join us the weekend of Aug 4th ticket info is listed in the event. Courtney Skony and Jamie Owens will be taking you down the rabbit hole of Earthships and sustainable living. At this workshop, you will learn about a less than zero carbon footprint off grid house called an Earthship.

We will carefully go over the 6 principals of Biotecture:

  1. Thermal/solar heating and cooling.
  2. Solar & wind electricity.
  3. Contained sewage treatment.
  4. Building with natural and recycled materials.
  5. Water harvesting,
  6. Food production. 

We promise to show you lots of pictures of Earthships from around the world. Then we will have a question and answer time. After which we will teach you how to turn your household trash into building materials. Then we will have a creative conversation about the things we can build with our upcycled building materials. We are most excited to network with you about our current big project. To build a living breathing Earthship here in Seattle. We have 501c3 sponsorship and are not afraid to use it. First, we need the land. Then we will order the custom designs from Biotecture Headquarters. Next, we permit this beautiful structure. Then, at last, we build it! Please join us Cascadians! We look forward to sharing our knowledge with you.
Natural Mystic Event


General discussion and get-together (Eastside)

Join us at the Soulfood Coffeehouse for a lovely evening discussing Earthships and sustainable living over a cup of your favorite beverage. We will get you up to date about our local projects and how you can get involved. Bring your hopes, visions, and ideas. This is a family friendly event. Guest speaker to be announced. We look forward to seeing you!


Earthship Workshop at Cascadia NW Arts and Music Festival

At this workshop, you will learn about a less than zero carbon footprint off grid house called an Earthship. We will carefully go over the 6 principals of Biotecture. 1) Thermal/Solar Heating and cooling. 2) Solar & wind electricity. 3) Contained sewage treatment. 4) Building with natural and recycled materials. 5) Water harvesting, 6) Food production. We promise to show you lots of pictures of Earthships from around the world. Then we will have a question and answer time. After which we will teach you how to turn your household trash into building materials. Then we will have a creative conversation about the things we can build with our upcycled building materials. We are most excited to network with you about our current big project. To build a living breathing Earthship here in Seattle. We have 501c3 sponsorship and are not afraid to use it. First, we need the land. Then we will order the custom designs from Biotecture Headquarters. Next, we permit this beautiful structure. Then, at last, we build it! Please join us Cascadians! We look forward to sharing our knowledge with you.

Jamie Owens is one of the project directors on the Earthship Seattle Visitor Center team. She helped to found the organization Earthship Seattle in 2012. Jamie has a strong understanding of the systems and principals that make an Earthship structure what it is. She had lead countless workshops and demonstrations over the years. Most recently she went to Taos NM Biotecture headquarters, where she was able to ask the legendary Architect Michael Reynolds a burning question. “Is it possible for an Earthship to work in Seattle?” “Yes” is the answer. She is driven and inspired to build a living breathing Earthship to be used as a visitor center. Spreading awareness, and clear the way to a new way of living. Commissioning the perfect Earthship design for a Seattle climate. Jamie and her partners Courtney Skony, and Emily Zupon joined forces with the Cascadia Now organization for 501c3 sponsorship. They are raising the money to do this project. Jamie dreams of having her own Earthship in the not too distant future.


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