Äerdschëff vs. Earthship – Six Fundamental Differences

One might wonder why this project is called Äerdschëff, the Luxembourgish form of the word earthship. Without a doubt, the Äerdschëff is directly inspired by Michael Reynolds’s brainchild. Working in New Mexico since the early 1970s, Reynolds’s ambition has been to help humankind out of the ecological devastation that was, and still is, underway. The earthship was designed to be fully self-sufficient: an off-grid home that provides for both energy and food for its inhabitants. Equipped with solar panels, rainwater harvesting, a convection ventilation system and a plumbing design that recirculates grey water in planters and treats sewage on site, Biotecture, Reynolds’s company, claims the earthship’s Global Model works in any climate and terrain. Furthermore, it is built using waste materials such as cans, glass bottles and tires, thus reducing the burden on landfills. View full post…

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Transition-Projekt Äerdschëff
: Einfach bauen


Transition-Projekt Äerdschëff
: Einfach bauen


« Faszinierend ist sie, die Idee eines Earthships, eines nachhaltig angelegten, autarken Gebäudes. Bei ihrer Umsetzung in Luxemburg werden Vernetzung und Partizipation beim Bauprozess im Vordergrund stehen.

Bald werden hier Schulklassen die Pflanzungen besichtigen und NGOs Seminare veranstalten. Im geplanten Bistrotbereich im Wintergarten wird man Biowein trinken und den Fischen im Aquaponik-Aquarium zuschauen können. Eine Art neues alternatives Kulturzentrum soll nämlich in Redingen entstehen, gleich neben dem Atert-Lycée. Das ist aber nicht das Besondere an dem Projekt – und dass auf der anderen Seite ein Cactus-Supermarkt liegt, auch nicht.

Hier geht’s zum WOXX Artikel: Weiterlesen…

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Recruiting Now for a Long-Term EVS Opportunity on the Äerdschëff project in Luxembourg

Recruiting Now for a Long-Term EVS Opportunity on the Äerdschëff project in Luxembourg

Would you like to embark on the journey of a lifetime for a year-long European Volunteer Service (EVS) on an earthship-inspired project in Luxembourg? Are you under 30 and a resident of the EU?

CELL is currently working on the design and implementation of an ecological and participatory building project that is supported by public authorities and a philanthropic foundation. We are planning to build the earthship-inspired building during 2017. Through this project, CELL combines responses to current societal challenges in terms of energy transition and training in natural building. The project that we’re developing is a self-sufficient building, based on the principles of the ‘earthship’, i.e. autonomy in terms of water supply, electricity supply, wastewater treatment and thermoregulation. The project also has a strong food component. The materials are as far as possible natural or reclaimed/recycled. View full post…

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Äerdschëff Description de projet Déc 2016

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Äerdschëff Charter

 

 

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LETTER FROM TAOS

LETTER FROM TAOS

El Prado, 13th September 2016

Dear Lux Earthshippers,

It’s been an intense time so far at the Earthship Academy in Taos, New Mexico.

What kind of place is Taos, you wonder? It’s absolutely beautiful to be at this high altitude in a plain surrounded by mountains. The climate is arid (6 inches of rain per year), and my skin feels really dry here. The air is crisp, it’s very quiet and remote. The Greater World Earthship community is surrounded by sage brush and sun flowers, though when you go closer to the Rio Grande canyon, the vegetation gets a bit lusher with more presence of water. There are mountains that are over 13.0000 feet (4000 m). There are coyotes howling at night, snakes including rattlesnakes, tarantulas, wild horses, deer… You can see very far (so comforting and such a contrast to plucky little Luxembourg hills), and because of this one gets the privilege of perceiving many different weather systems at once. When it rains, the skies are just beautiful, the light dramatic and rainbows abound.

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KOLLA FESTIVAL

KOLLA FESTIVAL

Le weekend du 20 et 21 août, nous avons participé au Kolla Festival, qui avait lieu à Steinfort, pour présenter notre projet Aërdschëff. Nous étions équipés de notre maquette de earthship ainsi que de notre quiz dont le gagnant remporterait un vol en montgolfière. Ce fut un beau weekend ensoleillé dans une ambiance musicale, jeune et dynamique, nous y avons fait de belles rencontres. Merci à nos bénévoles d’être venus nous aider et merci aux organisateurs du festival!

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