Derek Stenborg, Earthship Academy Student: After attending the Earthship Academy in Taos NM, I wanted to start on a small project to exercise some construction skills. Here is phase 1 of a multiphase process. Phase 2 is a much longer and detailed video of the process, check it out.

Off Grid Shed phase 2. This is a detailed video of the latest push to get this shed construction done. Like with most construction projects, it always takes longer than you think. The construction techniques are borrowing from one of the Earthship key principles of using ‘Natural and Recycled’ Materials in the building process. The plan is to include other principles in later shed construction phases. The ‘SHED’ is essentially a practice build for a fully realized EARTHSHIP build sometime in the near future.

The Earthship Biotecture Academy offers extensive training in Earthship design principles, construction methods, and philosophy. 

Academy classes, labs, tours, and hands-on construction techniques are led by top Earthship builders, electricians, plumbers, and plant specialists.

World class education for those who are excited to learn and live the Earthship philosophy and help expand it globally. The Earthship Academies happen several times a year in Taos, and in different countries (International Academies).