Build Your Own Earthship!
~ A hands on Experience
Build it yourself. Take it home! Together we will have fun and learn, while assembling a high quality, fully detailed miniature earthship house! This hands on workshop is fun and informative for all ages! Be sure to attend the talk: Earthship’s Explained for the full experience! Spaces are limited, so arrive early to reserve your spot! $15 per model, groups are welcome to build one together.
Radically Off Grid Housing
Join The Off Grid Guru for a fun and informative experience exploring the core concepts that make earthship homes radically self-sufficient! Learn how people all over the world are regaining their independence, by building their homes with these simple, yet intuitive principles. For a more hands on experience, check out the workshop: Build Your Own Earthship! A hands on Experience.
Understanding the “Cob” Mix &
With Viva of MudBlood Builds
Familiarize yourself with the variety of cob mixes, as well as the basic principles of rocket stove technology i.e. clean-burning wood fires for heating and cooking, and how the two go together.
My name is Viva. I grew up building with earth since my mom ran a successful business teaching cob workshops. At some point I started focusing on rocket stove technology and earthen ovens, combining my knowledge of cob with clean heating and cooking tech. The sculptural capacities of clay have drawn further down the path of pure sculpture using found objects and local clay bodies. This is currently what I am most passionate about and intend to develop further. My work is done under the moniker Mudblood Builds.
Discover what’s behind the hempcrete hype! Join us for one-to-one education, panel discussions, samples and hands-on workshops.
Biogas Digester Septic Systems
with Nick Chambers
Saguache County and future developments have a unique opportunity to advance the use of anaerobic digester systems that can produce renewable biogas while serving as septic systems. This presentation will discuss applicability, practicality, opportunities, costs and more.
Anaerobic Digester systems need special attention to design, solar heating, feedstock handling, gas utilization and applicability. These topics plus much more will be discussed.