Student/Volunteers each pay a fee to work alongside the Earthship building crew, this fee varies depending on each project.
The student/volunteer fees are the major funding for our projects, and go directly to the project the student signs up for. These funds are used for purchasing the building materials, transport costs, and on ground expenses to get the build done. All other donations that are made to each project also contribute to the above expenses, but it is the student/volunteer fees that provide the major funding for these projects.
In return, students will learn valuable knowledge on every project about Earthships and how to build them by especially contracted Earthship experts and experienced crew.
Our next volunteer opportunity will be for the Phase 2 of the Puerto Rico Earthship project. Dates will be announced as soon as we raise enough funds to make this project a reality (tentative end of April / end of May). We will post this volunteer opportunity as soon as there is more information. Please check back here, follow us on Facebook, or email us to be put on the mailing list so that we can let you know once volunteer opportunities open up.
For more information about the Puerto Rico project, please visit the Puerto Rico project page on this website.
“Thank you for your guidance in my preparation for my trip to Haiti to participate in building an earthship classroom. It was a wonderful experience and I am very happy that I went!”
Pat, Haiti Earthship project, 2017
“As an average Canadian volunteering for an Earthship Biotecture (EB) build I wasn’t sure what to expect, as I was unfamiliar with the practices of this American based company. But after the two-week build, for a family living on Six Nations of the Grand River, I learned that the self-reliant and re-generative Earthships are much more than just beautifully designed signifiers of a sustainable and affordable future. I learned that respecting the land, encouraging communal living, and re-thinking our lifestyle choices was a far much bigger umbrella this company is trying to stretch, globally. And to many whom also lost their Canadian Earthship virginity (a truly emotional and maturing journey), I can say many of us walked away with the knowledge and drive to continue drawing this incomplete circle of a sustainable yet colourful future.”
Brodie, Six Nations Earthship Build, 2016
“What a trip. This was a chance to learn about Earthships from the ground up and. 56 of us (from 22 different countries!) were divided into groups of 8 to get hands on experience of tyre pounding, roofing, water work, bottle work etc. The ES staff taught us by showing us how to be safe and then giving us ownership of our work. The friendships remain, forged creating music around the fire, walking through the Malawi outback and working along side the locals. Many of the group went on to create projects of their own inspired by our time in Kapita. Quite simply a life changing experience – go for it!”
Patrick, Malawi Earthship Community Center, 2013