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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Earthship, Nicaragua

Earthship NicaraguaI knew very little about Earthships until I visited the Earthship Nicaragua building site outside of San Juan del Sur yesterday.

Dave Kniffen of Earthship Biotecture is heading up this latest project to build houses out of used tires. The plan is to have this house built in 16 days.

The idea of sustainable construction is not new. But I believe it is even more important in todays world of limited and endangered almost-everythings.

There are lots of very interesting people working on the project as well. It takes a very special kind of person to volunteer to work in another country in the heat to help teach others something new.

The human spirit is alive and well in our world. It shows in projects like this.


5 comments:

www.brookerundle.com said...

If you would like additional information about Casa Llanta or have any interest in visiting the earthship community in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, please contact Brooke at Brooke@cbnicaragua.com. I've been hauling tires up to the site for months and work closely with Dave Kniffin and the earthship team. It's a great project that we have going down here and the community's support and enthusiam is inspiring. Come and see it for yourself! You can also find out more about it on my website at: www.brookerundle.com

Anonymous said...

If you would like additional information about Casa Llanta or have any interest in visiting the earthship community in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, please contact Brooke at Brooke@cbnicaragua.com. I've been hauling tires up to the site for months and work closely with Dave Kniffin and the earthship team. It's a great project that we have going down here and the community's support and enthusiam is inspiring. Come and see it for yourself! You can also find out more about it on my website at: www.brookerundle.com

Melinda Zook said...

Very cool pic.

Anonymous said...

Get Your Earthship in 15 days:
Host an Earthship Workshop

http://www.earthship.net

G@ttoGiallo said...

Uhm... suggest this to WebUrbanists... and visit their site.
Hi from Paris.