Earthship Biotecture Apprenticeship

$449 of $1,750 goal

Raised by 10 people in 47 months
Adam Zwick  TAOS, NM

Hello Everyone!


 
 Recently I have been accepted to be an apprentice over in Taos, New Mexico working with Earthship Biotecture this coming August. I am really enthusiastic about this opportunity as it will help me further my dream of designing and building Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Passive Home cohousing Communities. 
I realize this is a step by step process of acquiring the skills, knowledge and of course the capital to start such a task of one day reaching my goal of running a ZNE community. I plan on making this energy efficient community a cohousing community. The general mission of cohousing is to "improve the world, one neighborhood at a time". It is in these communities that collaborative living encourages trust, comradery, support, and a healthy social environment for all residents. The structure and design of the community creates a focal point on a central courtyard which promotes social interaction with all members.
 Although currently I am over my head in debt with student loans I am still managing to get by working through the Americorps program while sponging up knowledge on energy efficiency, engineering, and sustainability in homes from my place of work [Sonoma County Energy Independence Program].
It is here that i come to you, for i am asking for a small amount of assistance in raising a little capital and for you to sponsor me in my travels from Santa Rosa to Taos to proceed in my next step of my journey. Unfortunately for the program i need to provide my own food, transportation, and lodging..which comes out to be a pretty penny. Any kind of contribution will be sincerely appreciated and know that your supporting a great cause. I will send out newsletters, updates, and photos to those of you who donate to help me with my cause.
 
Many Thanks,
Adam Zwick
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Update 3
37 months ago

Hey Everyone, I recently completed my Earthship Experience and suffice to say it was nothing short of phenomenal. I really want to thank everyone for supporting me through this endeavor and am looking towards new horizons. I am in the process of creating the blog based on my journey as well as prepping myself for my next step (serving yet another year for Americorps) This year I am going to be focused more on water resource management and hopefully implement alot of different methods of water conservation methods such as the varieties of rain water catchment that i learned in New Mexico. I am going to be placed with the California Environmental Protection Agency's Water Quality Control Board. Although i am covering a large spread of topics and areas it will all come together in good time. After all the Pyramids weren't built in a day. Again I want to sincerely thank everyone who supported me.
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Update 2
44 months ago

Many thanks for all of the support and funding! Also shoutout to the plugs i've been getting, every little bit helps!
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Update 1
47 months ago

Big thank you for the initial donation!
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$449 of $1,750 goal

Raised by 10 people in 47 months
Created October 21, 2012
LB
$100
Linda Berg
37 months ago
$25
Laura Cossette
44 months ago

Good luck! Sounds like you are destined for great things!

MB
$25
Matthew Bruno
44 months ago

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

HK
$25
Hannah Kreitzer
44 months ago
CA
$25
Chelsea Ardle
44 months ago

You better invite me into one of those fancy zero net communities bucko!

$100
Michael P
44 months ago

Waaay more where that came from! Go kick ass!

WP
$24
woody plante
44 months ago

Make the world proud.

KS
$25
Kif Scheuer
44 months ago

You go Adam

$50
Susan Dabritz
47 months ago

Good luck Adam!

$50
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47 months ago
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