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4/16

We are OM Shanti Eco-Farm Retreat, an eco village promoting sustainable, holistic and harmonious living. One of our objectives is to feature natural building methods of various kinds. I was wondering whether you'd be interested in featuring some of your natural building methods on-site. Since we have a large acreage, we'd be flexible to start with 3 different types of homes or so, depending on the budget - such as earthbag, superadobe, treehouse, possibly earthship, etc. At this time, we can offer camping grounds and possibly an RV. There are two nice hotels in walking distance. Lake Placid, FL is a quaint yet touristy area. Let me know if you're interested and when you're free. Also, feel free to introduce yourselves. We are available to Skype, if you'd like.

Tatiana
larochetAThotmail.com
404-606-2896
www.omshantifarm.org

1/16

 

II am looking for a qualified Superadobe builder or team who has a serious interest in helping me turn project into a home I can move into. In order to get an occupancy permit from the Las Vegas Building Department, I must have a kitchen, a full bathroom, and 120 additional square feet of living space. In addition, I must have all exteriors, a 2-4 foot tall front fence, and final grading finished. I would like to utilize as much as I can of what has already been built. I am willing to change any of the originally designed & unproven passive systems for energy efficient conventional systems if it will be more cost effective. I am reaching out to the worldwide Superadobe community for proposals and bids to do this. I need a person or team with proven experience in managing & completing a multiple dome build with plumbing & electric.

See www.openarmsdomes.com for more infornmation.

1/16

 

I have a project to create 100% sustainable remote field research stations that I'm running on Indiegogo. I think it's a good campaign and I want to do something important with my life. Adam John Adam Barwood jbarwoodATgmail.com The project on Indiegogo: http://igg.me/at/BiowanderProject

10/15

 

BetR-blok is a “green” building block made from recycled paper and other cellulose materials, which serve as a substitute for lumber – hence our slogan “Building Homes by Saving Trees.” Saving trees is one of the most important goals of our company, but building great-looking, energy-efficient homes is just as important. Here is a kick starter campaign to help fund the automation of the manufacture of these blocks.

10/15

 

OFF THE GRID BUILDS – CASTING CALL!

Are you a fun couple or family building your one of a kind, rural or off the grid dream home?

Tricon Films & Television is searching for groups, couples or families (ages 30-50) who want to build a unique, rural or off the grid home in the next few months, to be featured on a major US television show.  We’re looking for big personalities who are not shy in front of the camera and are just starting their rugged and one of a kind home construction in locations in Hawaii. The more remote, the better! Selected participants will receive significant contributions towards their build including material and labor discounts. If you think you’re a good fit for this show, CONTACT US NOW! Please send us pictures of you and your group, bios and information on your upcoming project.

CONTACT US BEFORE OCTOBER 10, 2015 AT: castingATtriconfilms.com

9/15

 

Help me finish my dream! I have spent the last 7 years dreaming of building an earthbag dome in the tropics, and at last that dream is finally here. The project is located on the island of Hawaii (Big Island) and is a 12ft diameter dome of earthbag construction adapted to my area's rainforest climate by using scoria-crete fill. I have spent 28 days working on the project with at least one helper and the dome is now 2/3rds done. Trying to complete the project has helped me realize that we all need to work together if we want to see more earthbag structures built - it just becomes too hard when we try to do it all alone.


With that in mind, I am inviting any help-minded, get-r-done individuals or those who are interested in informal hands-on learning to bring their enthusiasm and effort towards the completion of a dream and another earthbag on the map. Let's stop dreaming about it and actually get something done! LOL Then I can start on my next earthbag project...

You would be volunteering your time in exchange for the same primitive camping conditions that I have enjoyed for the last 13 months. A typical work day would be 2-4 hours (weather permitting) leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings or explore the island. Desired timeframe would be September 24th - October 15th, however that is flexible and there will be future projects. Bring a friend if you like...

Those interested can contact Jeff Walker at jfrywalkerATgmail.com All types of help welcome, all types of questions welcomed. Let's work together and change the world (or at least help one 'homeless man' stop living in a tent, and start living it a dome!) Mahalo!

9/15

 

My name is Joey and I'm a producer for the HISTORY CHANNEL. Right now I'm on a search to develop a show about people that live off the grid, primitively, and I would love to connect with you if you are such a person. Joey Gemelli, Casting Director, Primitive People (HISTORY), (O) 323.430.5767 (C) 631.704.0217 JoeyATgemellient.com

9/15

 

My partner and I are on new life path. We moved to Peru.We got a magical place in higher Selva and we are planning to build with all the natural material around us! Cob, kincha (reeds, mud building), bamboo, etc. We don't have much experience and the local people only know one way, so we are looking for help! Volunteers who have bit of knowledge about this building, even students who like to practice their skills on our project. We can't offer payments but we can offer a beautiful place to play with natural materials, some healing work etc. Here is our website: www.medicineoflight.org and we can be contacted at medicineoflightATgmail.com

Miska Mindakova

8/15

Education

Free Natural Building Internship Interviewing NOW!

Summer Semester Mount Crested Butte, Colorado: May 9th - August 5th, Foundation to Exterior Framing

Fall Semester Mount Crested Butte, Colorado: August 8th - November 4th, Interior Framing to Finish

Community Rebuilds 2016 Summer and Fall semesters will be held in the town of Mount Crested Butte! We will instruct 14 students and 2 families to build a 3-story, straw bale duplex! The project will still hold true to the CR mission of building energy efficient housing for low-income families and educating students on natural and sustainable building practices. As always, our program is free of cost to our interns and includes hands on instruction on straw bale construction and natural building. We also provide a food stipend, bulk food items and housing in exchange for the labor of our interns.

Community Rebuilds infoATcommunityrebuilds.org (435) 260-0501

Intern Wanted at Organic Farm.

Do you want to learn to milk a goat, ferment sauerkraut, save garden seeds, slaughter a chicken, prune an orchard, mix and apply clay plaster, make cheese, harvest produce for market, install drip irrigation, make tortillas from home-grown corn, graft fruit trees, pour a foundation, use a walk-behind tractor, and cook a delicious meal in an earthen oven? Spreadwing Farm in the Capay Valley (Yolo County, California) is looking for one more intern. We are a small organic farm and homestead being developed by Cathy Suematsu, Michael G. Smith, their 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter. Our goal is to provide a healthy, balanced, and inspirational home environment for our family and visitors, while eventually generating enough on-farm income to meet our financial needs. A lot of our energy goes into food production and preparation and caring for our children, with farm infrastructure, permaculture and natural building projects fitting in whenever possible. We recently completed an earthen pizza oven, composting toilet, and a major expansion of our fruit orchard. Projects planned for the near future include a solar fruit dryer, a grey water system, a solar shower, and a new straw bale packing shed and walk-in cooler, starting with the restoration of a century-old water tower. We'd like to share our decades of experience with others who are excited to learn these skills. We provide amazing organic food, beautiful surroundings, a small cabin or tent site, and endless learning opportunities in exchange for about 40 hours a week of your help. Some experience is helpful, but the most important qualifications are enthusiasm, compatible personalities, and a desire to learn and to work hard. We prefer interns who can commit to between six and twelve months, but we can sometimes take people for shorter time periods. For more info please email michaelATemeraldearth.org or cathyATemeraldearth.org.

Help  Available

Hello, my name is Adam Trnka. I'm new in Denver, Colorado. I would like to dedicate my time here to creative work, gain inspiration and learn new things. I studied graphic design, but now I mainly focused on natural building, interior design and diverse creations. I mainly work with clay plaster, insulation of the house using straw bales and interior reconstruction. I would like to cooperate with you as a craftsman who enjoys physical work. I would like to meet people around natural building and become part of team as a craftsman. But I don t have tools or a car yet, so I'm grateful for any job that comes along.

tykrabeATseznam.cz

Employment

My name is Dalia Dayan and I am in my fifties. I don't have anybody who can build an earthbag house for me. I believe that this is the most reliable house in any aspect. I am looking for builders (asap) to build a medium size earthbag house following one of the architectural plans that you provide on your sites. This house is to be built around Ithaca NY. Contact: dayandaliaATyahoo.com

9/15

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