In September 2017, Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage and a major humanitarian crisis on the island of Puerto Rico.
Since then, Biotecture Planet Earth has been busy trying to find ways of supporting a demonstration project of a sustainable and hurricane resistant Earthship in Puerto Rico.
In early February 2018, Biotecture Planet Earth and Earthship Biotecture were able to go to Puerto Rico and start construction of a school/community center with the help of 50 local volunteers and 20 donors and participants from all over the world.
While some construction continues based on the knowledge transfer of Phase 1, we are now planning a second phase to be able to continue construction and teaching as well as integrate sustainable systems into the buildings to make them fully self-sustainable.
In order to do so, we need to raise at least USD $70,000. Please support us by donating, sharing or referring this project to people that can help. THANK YOU!
Earthships create self-reliance and independence by integrating six basic principles and the aim is to train locals in Puerto Rico to be able to build these houses themselves and in a cost-effective way. Earthships have been built on an international basis for over 45 years by Earthship Biotecture, making the organization a pioneer in the world of self-sustainable home construction.
Project Proposal and Timeline:
February 1 – 6 2018
Construction of two Earthship structures with 70 international and local volunteers, knowledge transfer to encourage continuation of project and networking with Puerto Rico authorities. Phase 1 was made possible by donations and support of a large amount of individuals and organizations. Thank you!
After documenting the situation and raising funds for the second round, we will return and integrate all systems and finish the construction of the Puerto Rico Earthship school / community center. In order to do so, we need to raise USD $70,000.HELP US MAKE THIS PROJECT A REALITY!
– Donate: Help us make this project possible by donating funds to buy materials, tools and cover operational costs! www.biotectureplanetearth.com/campaigns/puertorico
– Spread the word. Help us receive donations by sharing the information and links on this page.
– Contacts/Sponsors. Do you know an individual or organization that would be interested in helping us co-fund this project? We are all ears. Please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Volunteer. Want to be a part of it? Volunteer positions for Phase 2 are now open!!! Click here to find out more!