Don’t wait! Register now for a life changing project!
The Haiti Academy project will take place January 04 – 29, 2021, and will be located on the small island of La Gonave. This is a two or four week program which will enable participants to complete the Earthship Academy while building a much needed primary school for local children.
There is a tuition fee required to attend this program, which goes back to the production of the project and is also going towards sponsoring local adults to join us and learn how to build Earthships. They will attend the Academy with you and help building the school, as knowledge transfer and education is one of our main mission as a non-profit organization.
What can I expect?
The Earthship Biotecture Academy offers extensive training in Earthship design principles, construction methods, and philosophy. Academy classes, labs, tours, and hands-on construction techniques are led by top Earthship builders, electricians, plumbers, and plant specialists. The Earthship Academies happen several time a year in Taos, and sometimes also in different countries (International Academies) and now finally ONLINE, but the core of the program and the quality of the teaching is always the same.
The Academy features a mix of hands-on training on the construction site and online classroom lectures as well as some lectures in place.
On-site training will include:
Building with natural and recycled materials (tire pounding, bottle brick walls, etc)
Plumbing and solar electrical systems
… and much more, all of this surrounded by an expert construction crew and a group of likeminded people!
Online classroom lectures will include:
History and Evolution of the Earthship Concept
Thermal/Solar Heating and Cooling
Building with Natural and Recycled Materials
Water Harvesting, Storage and Filtration
Contained Sewage Treatment
Food Production in Earthships
How to organize an Earthship project
Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Projects
… as well as Q&As with the Earthship crew
Students will have access to the Online Academy prior to the project starting and as soon as the full student fee is received.
Biotecture Planet Earth works with Earthship construction experts to ensure that participants receive the most out of their experience, both students as well as local participants. The final number of teachers will depend on how many students we have but the crew will be lead by Phil Basehart, who has 30 years of experience with Earthships.
Don’t wait! Register now for a life changing project!
2 Pay your donation fee.
Once you receive confirmation that you have been accepted to the program, you are ready to pay for your participation. This amount will go straight to making this project happen.
1Full Earthship Academy + Four week Full Field Study (January 4-29): USD $2,500.
Includes full access to the Earthship Online Academy, a four week field study in Haiti and lectures in Haiti with Phil Basehart and team.
2Full Earthship Academy + Two week 1/2 Field Study (January 4-17): USD $1,500.
You will receive on site training + on site lessons + access to the Online Earthship Academy as soon as full fee is paid.
3Field study – four weeks: USD $1,500.
A field study is the Earthship internship, which allows you to work on site along the specialized Earthship crew but does not include access to the Earthship Online Academy.
4Field study – two weeks: USD $750.
Come and join us for the first two weeks of the project only (January 4-17, 2021)
(A $100 discount applies to 2020 Earthship Academy students)
Remember that you can also ask your friends and family to donate towards your participation fee! To do so, just ask them to make a donation of any amount using the link below and write your name in the NOTES section when doing so.
Click below to pay via credit card or Paypal, or if you prefer to send us a check please mail your check to:
Biotecture Planet Earth, P.O. Box 386
El Prado, New Mexico, 87529 USA
OR contact email@example.com if you prefer receiving an invoice.
3 Receive a confirmation email from our staff! You are all set and you can start booking your flights to Haiti!
What does the signup fee include:
– Field Study (and access to the Earthship Online Academy if you selected that option).
– Lunch and drinking water.
– Camping spot and access to toilets and bucket showers.
Once you have registered for this project, you will receive a full information pack with logistical information, including what to bring etc. Here is an outline only:
Accommodation: By signing up to this project you will receive a free camping spot on site. There is also a hotel nearby if you prefer that we can recommend.
Food: Lunch and drinking water will be included for all participants. There will be a small store for breakfast and also cheap local dinner options are available.
Transport: You will be responsible for your travel to Haiti. We will all meet at the airport in Port-au-prince and complete the last part of the journey together. More information to come.
Location: The project is located in Anse-a-Galets, on the island of La Gonave, off the coast of the main island of Haiti.
Schedule: We will be working for 7 hours every day, with the exact schedule to be confirmed once we arrive. There will be a lunch break and plenty of time after the work day to enjoy the beauties and activities of the island (snorkeling, hiking, etc).
More logistical information will be shared once you sign up, if you do have any specific questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All participants will have to present COVID test results that are a week old at the most.
In case of testing positive or not being able to attend because of travel restrictions, we will reimburse 95% of your sign-up fee. The remaining 5% will be used to cover admin expenses.
You will also be able to use your signup fee towards another BPE project in the future if you wish to do that.
We will have sanitary and hygienic measures in place on site to lower the risk of COVID as much as possible. We will ask every participant to comply with these measures. We have a zero tolerance policy on our jobsites, anybody not complying will be asked to leave.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT THIS PROJECT EVEN IF YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE?
We need your help! This project is exclusively funded by the generous donations of individuals and volunteers just like yourself! Please donate to help us make a difference! (All donations are tax deductible).