Earthship Academy Global Session                  –Français

Biras, Dordogne, France
July 17 – August 12, 2017
We are pleased to announce the very first Earthship Academy Global Session in Europe.  The Earthship Academy offers extensive training in Earthship design principles, construction methods and philosophy.  The Earthship Academy has trained over 1200 students from around the world.  We are building an Earthship Army and the Academy offers education for those who are excited to learn and expand the Earthship concept globally.
We will teach hands-on building techniques while constructing a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom Global Model Earthship.  This structure is going to be a home for a French family who are hoping to share their excitement for zero-waste living with the students and the European sustainable living movement.  Students spend half their time working on the building and half in the classroom learning about autonomous design theory and independent systems. Classes will be available in both, English and French, depending on your language preference.
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About the area: 
Biras is a small village (700 inhabitants) in the beautiful area of Dordogne, in the southwest of France. Dordogne is a mix of history with lots of amazing castles and gorgeous villages, nature with numerous rivers (swimming and kayaking), lots of forests, and amazing food.
Tuition for this Global Session is $2,500 USD.  We request a $500 deposit to secure your place in the program with the balance of tuition due before June 30, 2017.  Michael Reynolds will teach in the field and in the classroom along with Earthship Academy instructors from our headquarters in Taos, New Mexico.
Housing Options:
There will be some free camping spots available near the site and affordable cabins nearby with a bus to shuttle students to the work site.  We will have more details on both options soon. Students are responsible for their own transportation to the area and food.
Call +1 575-613-4899 to sign up with a $500 deposit.  Or email to request a PayPal invoice for the deposit.
Please email if you have any questions.

Partial list of Academy classes:
History and Evolution of the Earthship Concept
Thermal/Solar Heating and Cooling
Building with Natural and Recycled Materials
Water Harvesting, Storage and Filtration
Contained Sewage Treatment
How to Read Earthship Construction Drawings
Earthship Types
Basics of Electricity
Solar and Wind Electric Systems
Earthship Finishing Options and Techniques
Earthship Village Ecologies, Test Sites and Colonies
Sustainable Retrofit for Conventional Homes
Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Projects
Project Planning and Staging
The Owner/Builder Earthship Experience