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The Regenerative Home Intensive is coming up soon in mid May. Please sign up today to reserve your space. Here's the deets:

Regenerative Home Intensive
May 10 - 18 — La Garita, Colorado (near Alamosa)
Eight days of intensive learning at a remote site in Southern Colorado. We will put the final touches on the Regenerative Home. The home is self-sufficient, low-cost, using appropriate technology for these times. We will touch on passive and active solar arrays, passive solar design, rocket stoves, rammed earth building, adobe brick vault building, grey and black water use, berming, plasters and paints, permaculture site design, building codes, plumbing, electrical, passive refrigeration, solar water distillation, and solar hot water heating. Experience an amazing natural setting - A stream with resident beavers runs by the site. Learn all the details of construction with lectures, slides, and hands on classes. You will come away from this experience fired up to build your own home with some further guidance.

$700 before April 15, $850 after

Class size limited to 10 people. Bring food and water.

Call 503-287-2442
see www.EarthenHand.com

Thanks for doing good in the world
5 years ago
Ok, well try the fact that this building is 98% adobe instead of cement. Earthships are all cement, how can they possibly compare in ecofriendliness of the structural component. Also, I'm using a number of improved and updated systems that build on what Mike and co. have done. Don't get me wrong, I love what they do and was totally inspired by earthships. That's why I build the Regenerative Home. Because I realized I could demonstrate a higher level of efficiency. The video was never meant to be a finished edit! Keep that in mind. turn off the music if it distracts you! hehe
5 years ago
The two open ends on top will connect via a chamber that will hold two pots on top that hang down 1" into the chamber. The opening on top of the insulated stack connects with the one in front that is open 3rd pic. Then gasses go down over and then up and out.
5 years ago
The top will be enclosed. Was planning on using the fireplace rope cut up into little fibers for this part.

Thanks for checking it out.
5 years ago
I was inspired by Jess to post this that I started last year. I'll be back out at the Regenerative home this year and I'll finish it then. For now this is what I have.


And check out www.earthenhand.com Thanks!

Tons of awesome natural building workshops, and much more.
5 years ago
Please check out the videos on Youtube that we've got so far in completing the Regenerative Home.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Regenerative+Home&sm=3
www.EarthenHand.com


Earthen Hand Natural Building has a whole slough of workshops planned for the coming year. Please check them out, share with your friends and attend. You get a 10% kickback for referrals whether you come or not!

Regenerative Home Intensive
May 10 - 18 — La Garita, Colorado (near Alamosa)
Eight days of intensive learning at a remote site in Southern Colorado. We will put the final touches on the Regenerative Home. The home is self-sufficient, low-cost, using appropriate technology for these times. We will experience passive and active solar arrays, passive solar design, rocket stoves, rammed earth building, adobe brick vault building, grey and black water use, berming, plasters and paints, permaculture site design, building codes, plumbing, electrical, passive refrigeration, solar water distillation, and solar hot water heating. Experience an amazing natural setting - A stream with resident beavers runs by the site. Learn all the details of construction with lectures, slides, and hands on classes. You will come away from this experience fired up to build your own home with some further guidance.

• Fire Powered Hot TubJanuary 25 - 26
• Earthen Oven and FloorsApril 5 - 9
• Earthbag Dome BuildingApril 19 - 27
• Regenerative Home IntensiveMay 10 - 18
• Everything Earthen: Building Walls and PlasteringJune 14 - June 21
• Tadelakt the WorldJune 22
• Designing Regenerative Earthen BuildingsJuly 5 - 6
• Artistic Sculpture in Unfired EarthJuly 19 - 20

www.EarthenHand.com

5 years ago
Go to: www.EarthenHand.com today

2014 Schedule of events:

> Fire Powered Hot Tub 1/25-1/26
> Earth Oven and Floors 4/5-4/9
> Earthbag Dome Building 4/19-4/27
> Regenerative Home 5/10-5/18
> Everything Earthen 6/14-6/21
> Tadelakt the World 6/22
> Designing Regenerative Buildings 7/5-7/6
> Artistic Sculpture in Earth 7/19-7/20

> Happy New Year!
> *What could be better than studying practical technologies with your
>fiends?
> Register, or inquire please email us at: workshops@earthenhand.com


> *Fire Powered Hot Tub - January 25-26 - Big Island, Hawaii. *Learn how to
> heat water with solar and fire in this two day demonstration course.
> Discuss various approaches and options to home water heating without
> electricity. Then assemble a simple hot tub unit and get in a soak.
>
>
> *Earth Oven and Floor - April 5-9 - Haleiwa, Oahu.* Come learn how to
> build earthen floors that are durable, ecological and so comfortable on
> bare feet. We will begin installation of a big floor in a traditional
> Hawaiian Hale (gathering structure). We will also be constructing a
> traditional cob oven for baking. The skills covered in this class are an
> ideal introduction to working with Cob/Adobe/Sand-Clay mixtures. While on
> site at Mohala Farms, you will be introduced to all aspects of their
> small-scale (6-acre) organic farming operation and will have the
> opportunity to participate in a number of their organic and permaculture
> practices. Plus the entire workshop is only minutes away from Haleiwa town
> and the beautiful north shore coast line of O'ahu with it's legendary
> surfing and ocean activities. We will take a field trip together to see
> nearby sites.
>
>
> *Earthbag Dome Building - April 19-27 - Negril, Jamaica.* Our budding
> ecovillage is the location for this course, where there are already two
> partially completed Earthbag buildings. You will learn skills needed to
> plan and finish your own buildings out of earth, rocks, and wood. Learn the
> art of masonry dome building with Earthbags. We will construct an 8 ft
> earthbag dome in this course. Study concepts of bio-architecture like
> whole-systems design, water, power, thermal mass climate control, and
> passive solar heat collection. Practice drawing methods to help you design
> structures with these features. Experience finishing techniques like
> earthen plasters, cement, and lime. Your tuition gets you: Lectures,
> hands-on instruction, tour of the area, ground transport, meals, and
> camping. Enjoy seeing a slice of Jamaica on a couple incredible field
> trips. We will visit beautiful swimming and diving location on the
> seaboard, swimming spots along streams, and pass through nearby farms and
> towns. Permaculture and alternative technology topics will also be
> highlighted. Mostly a hands-on course, also including slideshows, lectures,
> and fun field trips.
>
>
> *Regenerative Home Intensive - May 10-18 - La Garita, Colorado.* Eight
> days of intensive learning at a remote site in Southern Colorado. We will
> put the final touches on the Regenerative Home. The home is
> self-sufficient, low-cost, using appropriate technology for these times. We
> will touch on passive and active solar arrays, passive solar design, rocket
> stoves, rammed earth building, adobe brick vault building, grey and black
> water use, berming, plasters and paints, permaculture site design, building
> codes, plumbing, electrical, passive refrigeration, solar water
> distillation, and solar hot water heating. Experience an amazing natural
> setting - A stream with resident beavers runs by the site. Learn all the
> details of construction with lectures, slides, and hands on classes. You
> will come away from this experience fired up to build your own home with
> some further guidance.
>
>
> *Tadelakt the World - June 22 - Portland, Oregon.* Learn the ancient art
> of burnishing lime plaster until it is waterproof! You'll learn about lime
> finish plasters in general, and the details of how to create the tadelakt
> finish. This finish is applicable to showers, tubs, sinks, bowls, and more.
>
>
> *Everything Earthen: Building Walls and Plastering - June 14-21 -
> Portland, Oregon.* This course is an in-depth presentation of how to
> source, process, mix, and transform common earth materials into
> fantastically beautiful artwork and housing. You'll learn how to create
> walls from cob/adobe, wattle and daub, rammed earth, straw clay, wood chip
> clay, straw bales, and more. Learn to mix and apply plasters of cob/adobe,
> cement, and lime. Also discover mixing and application of earthen paints
> and lime paints. Hands-on instruction, lectures and slides.
>
>
> *Designing Regenerative Earthen Buildings - July 5-6 - Portland, Oregon.*Delve
deep into the design and technical aspects of creating a holistic
> earthen building. Use permaculture principles, bio-mimicry, and traditional
> wisdom to envision buildings that truly take care of their occupants.
> Regenerative buildings and systems can make people and ecosystems around
> them healthier. Learn about the immense variety of natural building
> techniques to use whatever material is available. Understand domes, vaults,
> water catchment, passive solar, passive heating and cooling, vertical
> gardening, on site waste treatment, passive refrigeration and much more.
> Lectures, slides, drawing, models, estimating, and engineering basics.
>
>
> *Artistic Sculpture in Unfired Earth - July 19-20 - Portland, Oregon.*This class
explores the infinite artistic possibilities of unfired
> clay/sand/fiber mixtures. We will use pigments, and a wide variety of
> techniques to create innumerable effects. Learn how to make earthen
> plasters, paints, pigments, constructing an armature to support the
> sculpture. Great fun for all skill levels, ages 12 and up.
> Sign-up today at *WWW.EARTHENHAND.COM

> Or send us an email to
Register.<workshops@earthenhand.com
5 years ago
Fill the cans with plastic bags first and they will be a bit better.




Go to: www.EarthenHand.com today
5 years ago
I'll be teaching the hyperadobe system in Jamaica this year in April. I've been teaching for almost 15 years now!
Please check out www.earthenhand.com/workshops

Thanks!

Scott



Go to: www.EarthenHand.com today

2014 Schedule of events:

> Fire Powered Hot Tub 1/25-1/26
> Earth Oven and Floors 4/5-4/9
> Earthbag Dome Building 4/19-4/27
> Regenerative Home 5/10-5/18
> Everything Earthen 6/14-6/21
> Tadelakt the World 6/22
> Designing Regenerative Buildings 7/5-7/6
> Artistic Sculpture in Earth 7/19-7/20

> Happy New Year!
> *What could be better than studying practical technologies with your
>fiends?
> Register, or inquire please email us at: workshops@earthenhand.com


> *Fire Powered Hot Tub - January 25-26 - Big Island, Hawaii. *Learn how to
> heat water with solar and fire in this two day demonstration course.
> Discuss various approaches and options to home water heating without
> electricity. Then assemble a simple hot tub unit and get in a soak.
>
>
> *Earth Oven and Floor - April 5-9 - Haleiwa, Oahu.* Come learn how to
> build earthen floors that are durable, ecological and so comfortable on
> bare feet. We will begin installation of a big floor in a traditional
> Hawaiian Hale (gathering structure). We will also be constructing a
> traditional cob oven for baking. The skills covered in this class are an
> ideal introduction to working with Cob/Adobe/Sand-Clay mixtures. While on
> site at Mohala Farms, you will be introduced to all aspects of their
> small-scale (6-acre) organic farming operation and will have the
> opportunity to participate in a number of their organic and permaculture
> practices. Plus the entire workshop is only minutes away from Haleiwa town
> and the beautiful north shore coast line of O'ahu with it's legendary
> surfing and ocean activities. We will take a field trip together to see
> nearby sites.
>
>
> *Earthbag Dome Building - April 19-27 - Negril, Jamaica.* Our budding
> ecovillage is the location for this course, where there are already two
> partially completed Earthbag buildings. You will learn skills needed to
> plan and finish your own buildings out of earth, rocks, and wood. Learn the
> art of masonry dome building with Earthbags. We will construct an 8 ft
> earthbag dome in this course. Study concepts of bio-architecture like
> whole-systems design, water, power, thermal mass climate control, and
> passive solar heat collection. Practice drawing methods to help you design
> structures with these features. Experience finishing techniques like
> earthen plasters, cement, and lime. Your tuition gets you: Lectures,
> hands-on instruction, tour of the area, ground transport, meals, and
> camping. Enjoy seeing a slice of Jamaica on a couple incredible field
> trips. We will visit beautiful swimming and diving location on the
> seaboard, swimming spots along streams, and pass through nearby farms and
> towns. Permaculture and alternative technology topics will also be
> highlighted. Mostly a hands-on course, also including slideshows, lectures,
> and fun field trips.
>
>
> *Regenerative Home Intensive - May 10-18 - La Garita, Colorado.* Eight
> days of intensive learning at a remote site in Southern Colorado. We will
> put the final touches on the Regenerative Home. The home is
> self-sufficient, low-cost, using appropriate technology for these times. We
> will touch on passive and active solar arrays, passive solar design, rocket
> stoves, rammed earth building, adobe brick vault building, grey and black
> water use, berming, plasters and paints, permaculture site design, building
> codes, plumbing, electrical, passive refrigeration, solar water
> distillation, and solar hot water heating. Experience an amazing natural
> setting - A stream with resident beavers runs by the site. Learn all the
> details of construction with lectures, slides, and hands on classes. You
> will come away from this experience fired up to build your own home with
> some further guidance.
>
>
> *Tadelakt the World - June 22 - Portland, Oregon.* Learn the ancient art
> of burnishing lime plaster until it is waterproof! You'll learn about lime
> finish plasters in general, and the details of how to create the tadelakt
> finish. This finish is applicable to showers, tubs, sinks, bowls, and more.
>
>
> *Everything Earthen: Building Walls and Plastering - June 14-21 -
> Portland, Oregon.* This course is an in-depth presentation of how to
> source, process, mix, and transform common earth materials into
> fantastically beautiful artwork and housing. You'll learn how to create
> walls from cob/adobe, wattle and daub, rammed earth, straw clay, wood chip
> clay, straw bales, and more. Learn to mix and apply plasters of cob/adobe,
> cement, and lime. Also discover mixing and application of earthen paints
> and lime paints. Hands-on instruction, lectures and slides.
>
>
> *Designing Regenerative Earthen Buildings - July 5-6 - Portland, Oregon.*Delve
deep into the design and technical aspects of creating a holistic
> earthen building. Use permaculture principles, bio-mimicry, and traditional
> wisdom to envision buildings that truly take care of their occupants.
> Regenerative buildings and systems can make people and ecosystems around
> them healthier. Learn about the immense variety of natural building
> techniques to use whatever material is available. Understand domes, vaults,
> water catchment, passive solar, passive heating and cooling, vertical
> gardening, on site waste treatment, passive refrigeration and much more.
> Lectures, slides, drawing, models, estimating, and engineering basics.
>
>
> *Artistic Sculpture in Unfired Earth - July 19-20 - Portland, Oregon.*This class
explores the infinite artistic possibilities of unfired
> clay/sand/fiber mixtures. We will use pigments, and a wide variety of
> techniques to create innumerable effects. Learn how to make earthen
> plasters, paints, pigments, constructing an armature to support the
> sculpture. Great fun for all skill levels, ages 12 and up.
> Sign-up today at *WWW.EARTHENHAND.COM

> Or send us an email to
Register.<workshops@earthenhand.com
5 years ago