Haiti Earthship Academy School

Don’t wait! Register now for a life changing project!



The Haiti Academy project will be happening in January 2021, and will be located on the small island of La Gonave. This is a four week program which will enable participants to complete the Earthship Academy while building a much needed primary school for local children.

Also, part of the tuition fee is going to sponsor local adults to 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.

This project is a partnership project in collaboration with Greater Good International, a registered non-profit organization that has been working hard to bring education to Haitian children since 2010. To find out more visit www.greatergoodhaiti.org.

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 Academy offers education for those who are excited to learn and live the Earthship philosophy and help expand it globally. The Earthship Academies happen several time a year in Taos, and sometimes also in different countries (International Academies) 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 classroom lectures.
On-site training will include:
Building with natural and recycled materials (tire pounding, bottle brick walls, etc)
Concrete work
Plumbing and solar electrical systems
… and much more, all of this surrounded by an expert construction crew and a group of likeminded people!

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

The crew:
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.

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.
Food: Lunch and drinking water will be included for all participants. There will be a small camp kitchen 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 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 outreach@earthship.com

Don’t wait! Register now for a life changing project!

How to sign up:
1 Complete the registration page.
You will receive an email confirming if you have been accepted to the program or not.


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.
-Academy fee: $3,000
-Field study (only for students that have completed the Earthship Academy. This option does not include any classes): $1,500
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


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:
– All lectures from Earthship expert teachers.
– Lunch and drinking water.
– Camping spot and access to camp kitchen.

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.

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).

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