The goal of this web page is to network Canadian Earthship projects so that we can learn from one another and help to find volunteers for these projects. At this stage our build is done and we are currently closed for tours.
The goal of this web page is to network Canadian Earthship projects so that we can learn from one another and help to find volunteers for these projects.
I spent March and April of 2012 in Taos New Mexico learning form the Academe at www.earthship.com.
On July 29th in Collingwood I started to build a Global Model Earthship with a Garage!
With the help of Ted Elsasser who has 16 years with Earthship Biotecture working with Mike Reynolds, we will continue the build in the summer of 2016 http://www.southwestsustainablebuilders.com/
Collingwood Earthship Inspired School – 2017 Schedule
Week 1 (July 10-July 14) – 2 Spots remaining
Week 2 (July 17 – July 21) – 4 Spots remaining
The class size maximum will be 4 people per week.
We will cover one topic per day from 9am – 10am and the rest will be hands on workshops.
- Earthship vs other Passive Solar Design Options
- Grey Water System Design and Planter Cell
- Solar Panel and Battery Power vs Grid Tie
- Clay Plaster and Bottle Bricks
- Rain water harvesting and filtration
The site address is 633 Sixth Street and we are very close to town, walking or biking distance to food, stores and restaurants.
Cost is $350.00 per person per week.
Payment can be made via email money transfer or Cheque Mailed to 357 Hurontario Street Collingwood L9Y2M5.
Free camping on site, we have potable water and a toilet and you can bath in Georgian Bay.
Facilitated By Matt Code (Owner Builder)
There are many different types of Earthship Construction
The Earth ship Biotecture Crew have laid out these options below and I will be posting my drawing in Jan 2013
The Global Model Earthship is the best current design for North America.
The Volted Gobal has a concrete roof structure as apposed to a metal roof and more theremal mass on the interior walls.
If you are on a small budget then the Simple Survival Pod is your choice!
I went through 4 different Architects and only used one set of local engineers (www.crozier.com). I am happy to share my advice on how to develop your site.
email me if you like at firstname.lastname@example.org
You first step is to take a picture of some plans into the building department of the town that you hope to build in (before you buy the land) and ask the chief building official if you got stamped plans from an Architect and a Structural Engineer and a Mechanical Engineer would they allow you to build the earthship.
This is what I did in Collingwood and so far the town has been great to work with and open to supporting my project.
After meeting with the local building department they said as long as I could get stamped plans that they were cool with me building an Earthship in Collingwood.
Earthship Canada Time Line
The goal of this Earthship Canada page is to link up all of the earthship projects across Canada, so that knowledge can be shared and people can learn how to get involved to learn how to build their own.
Check out this new resource: http://www.darfieldearthship.com/map/
Become an active member on the Ontario Eartthships Page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/895359937202042/
The Port Dover Earthship owed by Craig and Connie Cook Www.windchasers.ca
Oct 10th 2012 “Earthships have landed in Canada” This is a great write up with pictures of the Port Dover Ontario Earthship http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/earthships-have-landed-in-canada/article4601965/ I have not found their web page
The Land Project is promoting two Eco villages currently one in Ontario and one in British Columbia. You can get involved in one of these projects or start your own project and promote it on this site! They are promoting all types of off the grid construction; Earthships, Straw Bail, Cob, Tree Houses know as Free Spirit Spheres. http://thelandproject.com/offgrid/ontario-earthship-group/
There is an active Meet Up Group in Ottawa . . . http://www.meetup.com/Earthship-Ottawa/
I think this project is in Quebec. Great Pictures and good information sharing here too! http://earthship.rlds.ca/
A Quebec Facebook page to be followed . http://www.facebook.com/pages/Earthships-Quebec/121165561359294
Dec 2012 they got their roof on in time for Christmas! Really good: pics, budget and site plans on this web page! https://sites.google.com/site/earthshipmanitoba/home
Dec 25th 2012 Chris Newton and Sandra Burkholder of Darfield British Columbia moved in for their first night in their earthship which they started in the spring of 2009. To see more details visit their web page at http://www.darfieldearthship.com/
Another Good Link for Earthships in Canada
A similar site that is doing this same thing for projects that they are involved with is http://earthship.com/canada
This is the Earthsip Biotecture Site, based in Taos New Mexico Micheal Reynolds and his team is leading the way in testing and further developing Earthship Construction techniques.