Spend Vacation Building Sustainable Housing? Sure, Why Not?
Earthship Biotecture, an organization that creates sustainable housing from recycled tires filled with compacted earth, has just returned from Haiti where volunteers launched a project to build housing for those still homeless after January's earthquake. Earthship plans to return in October to continue their work and educate locals so they will be able to build their own permanent, sustainable housing, and you can join them on their next mission.
They are currently looking for volunteers who are interested in learning how to build their own Earthship to help those in need on future trips, like the one to Haiti, or for their own use. Right now, they are planning a new Earthship project in Santa Fe, New Mexico and need volunteers who would be willing to work alongside the Earthship crew and learn techniques like tire pounding, installation of thermal wrap, installation of cisterns and site planning.
Volunteers are responsible for their own transport, food and lodging. The Santa Fe project runs from July 12-23. There will also be a similar trip to British Columbia, Canada on August 9-20. For more information and to RSVP for this opportunity, fill out this form at Earthship.com.
If you're more interested in working with their efforts in Haiti, you can make a donation to the organization here too.
· Haiti Disaster Relief [Earthship Biotecture]
· Learn to Build in Santa Fe, NM [Earthship Biotecture]
· Volunteer Travel Coverage [Jaunted]