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.