Self-building an Earthship course

This is a three-day course run at Earthship Brighton in partnership with Brighton Permaculture Trust
 
The course dates are:
 

2017

  • Friday 28th, Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April
  • Friday 9th, Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June
  • Friday 7th, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July
  • Friday 13th, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October
 
The course is for anyone thinking about building their own home and anyone interested in learning about Earthships. It is suitable for complete beginners, as well as those who are familiar with eco-building and want to know more.
 
The course covers how a building can use the sun instead of central heating and how to build in natural, passive ventilation. We'll look at how it's possible to live off-grid; this includes: how you can harvest and recycle water and an outline of the relative merits of micro-renewable technologies like solar, biomass, wind and hydro. There are hands-on practical workshops on ramming car tyres, earth rendering and glass bottle brick making.  This course will build on the good work of Mike Reynolds and focus on adapting Earthships to the UK climate.