Earthships Time-Lapse Construction Pictures
Here's some great time-lapse pictures of Earthships under construction. They were taken during the course of a five-week workshop run by Michael Reynolds on one of the Gulf Islands in British Columbia. The project consisted of two Earthships are being built at the same time, one a 3 Bedroom Global Earthship and one Global Studio Earthship.
Earthship Biotecture runs similar projects around the world on a regular basis. They bring in a small army of regulars and interns for periods of two weeks for a partially completed project to up to eight weeks for a fully completed two bedroom Global Model Earthship.
Hosts must already have land, money, access to building materials and prepared to accomodate and feed the 12 person regular construction crew. Local electricians, plumbers, contractors and other tradespeople in local industry are encouraged to participate in the project. Internships are available on a weekly basis. See full details on the Earthship Biotecture site
I have no idea what the actual breakdown would work out to but it appears that a large portion of the labour costs is offset by the work of the interns so it would make sense financially to host an Earthship project. Since interns do a lot of the relatively unskilled jobs, overall job quality would probably not be negatively affected. I'd say if you get the opportunity as a would-be Earthship owner to host one of these projects...go for it.
All photos are courtesy of Monica Holy of
Day 3: View of Both Buildings, May 25, 2011
Day 4: View of Both Buildings, May 26, 2011
Day 8: View of Both Buildings, May 30, 2011
Day 11: View of Both Buildings, June 2, 2011
Day 15: View of Both Buildings, June 6, 2011
Day 20: View of Both Buildings, June 11, 2011
Day 24: View of Both Buildings, June 14, 2011
Day 33: View of Both Buildings, June 24, 2011
More Earthship Project Pictures
For more Earthship project pictures click on these links:
Earthship Main House West View
Earthship Main House East View