Priceless moments at Earthship Biotecture Academy

Who doesn’t have the dream of building a home – a house that provides you with shelter, access to water and sanitation, a home where you can cook for your family and friends with food from your garden? Michael Reynolds has created not only one of the most radical building methods for this planet, but maybe also the most revolutionary training programs today.

Our time at Earthship Academy was priceless – there is nothing like the feeling of manifesting something good and learning something for life.


After a long day at the building site you sit back and look at what you have created with your own hands. The wall that wasn’t there in the morning, the windowframe you put together or the domestructure which you had to lift up with 10 other people to finish construction of a roof.

Your buddies are smiling, too. Their hands are as brusised as your own from hauling buckets filled with dirt and pounding tires all day long. You feel like comrades, you feel accomplishment.

Sitting in the classroom you begin to wonder why you had never learned about aquaponics systems or solar-thermal heating in highschool.
solar power class


The next generation will have to. Why not go on a fieldtrip to Taos?


All of a sudden the laws of physics begin to make sense, when you have just installed a solar-power system on the roof of your school building.

solar pannel

After you learned the principles in class you go into the field and apply your knowledge.


You appreciate your salads for lunch more when your last class was about heirloom seeds, cross-polination of tomatoe plants in indoor-gardens and mushroom production on logs and you are eating the plants from your own garden.


At night you reflect what you have learned and you share your experiences. After five minutes into the dinner the jokes make you want to leave the table. But you stay, and risk to piss your pants.
beautiful people


The Mesa, the mountains, the forests and the rio grande become your home.

Your sensitivity changes. Wind, heat, cold, oxygen, water. You follow the path of the sun and the stars.
pyramid and sun

You enter the pyramid.
north entrance


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: