Puerto Rico – Phase 3

Puerto Rico Hurricane relief Earthship build PHASE 3!


We are still taking donations to make this project happen, please support this project by clicking here.

Would you like to get hands on experience building self-sustainable and hurricane resistant homes and learn from experienced Earthship instructors?

Do you want to be part of the construction of Puerto Rico’s first self-sustainable Earthship community and work alongside people from Puerto Rico to re-build their beautiful island home?

Then come and join us on PHASE 3 of our Puerto Rico project.

In response to Hurricane Maria’s horrifying devastation on the island of Puerto Rico, Biotecture Planet Earth started fundraising late last year and partnered with Earthship Biotecture and with Colectivo Verdolaga, a small group of sustainable living enthusiasts in Puerto Rico, to start building a self sustainable and hurricane resistant community and education center on the East side of the island.

Phase 1 was completed in February 2018, Phase 2 was a success in June 2018, and now we are getting ready for a third phase to get even further in completing Puerto Rico’s first fully self-sustainable Earthship compound.

We will continue construction of the community and self sustainable living education center and add electrical and water catchment and filtering systems to the existing buildings.

Project: Puerto Rico Community Center – Phase 3

Dates: 09 January – 21 January 2019
Location: near Aguada, Puerto Rico
Cost: $725 donation to support production, materials, and transportation costs for this project.
Requirements: An open mind and positive energy, an urge for adventure and meeting likeminded people from different backgrounds. Please note that there will NOT be any classroom lessons on this project, this is on-site experience only. No building experience necessary, no age limitations.

 Please read carefully:
– Travel and transport: All flights and accommodation and transportation are the volunteers responsibility. Travel to and from Puerto Rico is your responsibility. Please arrive in Puerto Rico one day before the project starts at least. You can fly into San Juan or Aguadilla airport.
We will set up a shuttle from the airport to the site the day prior to the project start from San Juan Airport to site to share costs between all of us (around USD $20 per person per trip), more information to come at a later stage.
We encourage volunteers to look at rental car options as this is the best way of getting around the island and is not expensive if costs are shared.- Accommodation: Accommodation is your responsibility. There are hotels, hostels and airbnb rentals in the area. We will try to book a hostel at a discount for the group and will also try to arrange a camping area close to site. There is limited camping available on site, for $5 per night, per person.

– Food: There are grocery stores and restaurants in the area. There will be a lunch option available on site at a small cost ($6 per day). If you are interested in this option please let us know when registering. Please note that payment for lunches is due on the first day in cash only.

– Travel insurance and medical: We will have an emergency vehicle on site to provide transportation to the hospital if needed. We strongly recommend travel insurance or health insurance for this project.

– What to bring: More information to follow.

For any questions, please email info@biotectureplanetearth.com.

NOTE: If you live in Puerto Rico and would like to volunteer, please contact tainasoy.apiario@gmail.com.

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