Construction of a community center in Malawi began in October 2013. Collaborating with Empower Malawi NGO, the Earthship Biotecture crew aimed to train, educate, and empower locals in implementing more sustainable building principles and lifestyles. Three rooms and a bathroom were completed during the crew’s first visit. In January 2015, the crew returned to Malawi to build 4 addition rooms and an additional bathroom with support from 35 local workers.
The Earthship Community Center utilizes water catchment which is filtered for clean drinking water and black water waste management, previously inaccessible resources by the district as a whole. It currently houses a bank, nursery school, community hall, and a library.