1st run:  23. 7. - 31. 7. 2016

2nd run: 30. 7. -   7. 8. 2016

Earthship Zeměnka near Sázava, Czech Rep.

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100 €

9 - 17: practical workshop

19 - 21: lectures

in own tents on the property of the centre or in our tee-pee

individual cooking possible (common summer kitchen) or in a guest house nearby


During the workshop we plan to build or extend:

  1. -external separation toilet

  2. -the gate in the entrance to the Earthship Zeměnka

  3. -floors in the Earthship Zeměnka

  4. -PV panels at the front face of the Earthship Zeměnka

  5. -interiors of the Earthship Zeměnka: floor and plasters with hemp shive

  6. -bathroom

  7. -external plasters of the Earthship Zeměnka

During the workshop you can learn:

  1. -building a wall from tires

  2. -building a little wall and a pane from bottle bricks

  3. -building a little vault

  4. -creative use of recycled materials

During lectures you will get informations which you will not be able to gain anywhere else such as:

  1. -experiences from the first four years in an off-grid system Zeměnka

  2. -fixes of the original design of Michael Reynolds in relation to our climate

  3. -enhancement of the roof in relation to our climate

  4. -humidity of the shell construction: problems and solutions

  5. -solar heating of the building: possibilities and limitations in our climate

  6. -experiences with rain water usage: catchment, cleaning and recycling, botanical cells in the greenhouse

  7. -enhancement of the silt catch

  8. -production and usage of electricity: what can be done with a minimal equipment

  9. -examples of using recycled materials for small reconstructions in an ordinary flat

  10. -waste: domestic animals, compost, permaculture gardens

  11. -Czech building code and its application for Zeměloď

  12. -earthships in Europe

We invite everyone and especially those who are planning to build self-sufficient houses from recycled materials.

Please note number of participants is limited to 10!