In October 2011, Michael Reynolds led a small team from Earthship Biotecture to Sierra Leone to begin construction of a Waldorf School for local children. The team was assisted by intern volunteers from around the world and by locals who learned how to replicate the design. The floor plan for this building was based on an 8 petaled flower. Each petal is a classroom. Over the course of two weeks, the team completed 2 of the classrooms. By December, the local crew had completed 2 more “petals” (classrooms). Michael Reynolds believes this to be the most successful Earthship Demonstration Project to date as the locals have been able to replicate the design and complete construction after the crew’s departure