This is a three-day course run at Earthship Brighton in partnership with Brighton Permaculture Trust and organised in association with RESET. The next courses are:
Friday 12th, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July
Friday 18th, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th 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 a glass bottle brick making. This course will build on the good work of Mike Reynolds and focus on adapting Earthships to the UK climate.