The run off rainwater is flowing through a net with gravel before entering the tanks. The wet cells in these are nearly finished and the wood structure as well. Follow us on Instagram to see the latest developments.
Our Balinese architect Dupon, and our Chilean woodcarver volunteer Ignacio as well as our american volunteer architect, went on the search for the right wooden beams into Singaraja on the North coast of Bali. As one can see form the pictures they found what they were looking for. It needs to be of the best quality, Teak or Coco palm, or Jackfruit wood. Now it has to be transported to our location. From there all by foot and motorbike down to the Awan Damai building. The road stops nearly 900m before reaching there.
During my journey I met a lot of yogis that have this natural desire to travel and seek and understand the world we live in. Practising Karma Yoga and Seva (selfless service) is a great way to grow in your teachings and meet like-minded volunteers.
With delight and gratitude I’d like to share my experiences of the last four weeks, as a volunteer yoga teacher at Awan Damai, an Earthship inspired build project in the north of Bali, Indonesia.
Here you see how incredibly inventive our local Balinese team is. The tires for the Earthship inspired building have to be unloaded by the large trucks on top of the hill and then loaded on motorbikes to be ferried down via a small path to the building site. Placing a stick across the back of the seat of the bike, tying them with string, he actually manages to take 8 huge tires with him on one bike and take them downhill .
What an art it is! The tires for the Earthship inspired building have to be unloaded by the large trucks on top of the hill and then loaded on motorbikes to be ferried down via a small path to the building site. Placing a stick across the back of the seat of the bike, tying them with string, he actually manages to take 8 huge tires with him on one bike and take them downhill . What an art!
May we introduce our glass bottle bricks? The bottles are cut in half and the two bottom half taped together. A beautiful way to later create a great glass wall in various colors to let the light come in. They will reflect the sunlight beautifully. At this stage we are cutting about 500 bottles and maybe more.
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Kevin, our Project manager from Australia with Mattheo a young and enthusiastic architect from New Jersey, USA. Both are standing at Awan Damai in front of our makeshift kitchen. This is their 3rd day in the mountains and they feel that they are adjusting well. Since it is winter right now in the southern hemisphere, the nights are quite cool, even cold.
At this time until we have more volunteers arriving by next month, they are doing their own cooking. Later on, one of our kitchen fairies from Jiwa Damai permaculture garden and retreat center will take care of their nourishment. Of course vegetarian and organic cooking.
If you would like to join them and the Earthship inspired build, read more details here!
On January 15 we will begin with the first small building in the mountains at Awan Damai which stands for piece in the clouds. It will be a hexagonal structure, the same as the trial project at Jiwa Damai with bottles as windows. This will be followed by an Earthship inspired building later this year. Award Damai is also the home of the dragon who resides there in another dimension.
Access is quite challenging since there is only a small path only accessible for motorcycles. All building material has to be transported via motorbike form the top down to the area. It is located about 600 m above sea level.
If you are interested to volunteer, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are recycling and preparing glass bottles for our future earthship inspired building in the mountains.
Our French volunteers, Camille and Quentin have found the most efficient method to build bottle bricks to be use in the building in a decorative fashion. They cut a line through the bottle and then burn it with a candle and then icecube it. Thus the brick comes out very clean. The two bottle ends are then sealed together with a strong tape.
We are looking now for people interested working with us in a quite remote environment, as experts in earthship building, architect and /or planner and supervisor as well as other volunteers.
The planned beginning is November, this year, all depending on the weather conditions.
Please write to email@example.com of you are interested or have someone who might have the knowledge we need. Solar experts are needed as well!
We are planning to build the first Earthship inspired structure in Bali, in the beginning of 2016. Jiwa Damai is launching a call to action for all the people who have experience in sustainable building to join as volunteers.
“The Earthship inspired structure model fits perfectly with our permaculture garden, recycling and taking care of the earth. It is an organic extension of our garden. We are searching for people interested in sustainable living and we offer them a unique experience at Jiwa Damai.”, states Margaret Rueffler, caretaker of Jiwa Damai, Organic Garden and Retreat.
Located in the heart of Bali, Jiwa Damai provides sanctuary in an idyllic, powerful environment where volunteers can put to work their ideas and build the first Earthship in this region. Jiwa Damai is looking particularly for people who have an inner interest in sustainable living and ideally people who have attended the Michael Reynolds, Earthship Academy in Thaos and thus have prior knowledge and experience.
Besides the hands-on experience, Jiwa Damai will provide food and accommodation for the volunteers and also access to yoga classes and Meditation through the Heart.
If you are interested, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org